Mexico nabs cartel kingpin blamed for 600 murders

August 12, 2011 01:11


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TOLUCA - The alleged leader of an extremely violent breakaway Mexican drug cartel who ordered the shootings and beheadings of 600 people has been arrested, authorities said on Thursday.

Oscar Garcia Montoya, the alleged leader of the "Mano con Ojos" or "Hand with Eyes" organization, was arrested by police in the central state of Mexico, which surrounds the sprawling Mexican capital, prosecutors said.

The gang spread terror by dumping severed heads in the streets of towns surrounding Mexico City. It broke away from the powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel, which operated in central and northeast Mexico.

Alfredo Castillo, the prosecutor for the state of Mexico, said Garcia was a former corporal in the Mexican Marines and a one-time police officer in northern Mexico, who personally murdered hundreds of rivals.

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