August 30th, 2010
08:58 PM ET

Mexican authorities: Notorious drug trafficker captured

A man purported to be one of Mexico's most ruthless drug traffickers, American-born Edgar Valdez-Villarreal, was captured Monday following a shootout, Mexican authorities said.

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  1. Benjamin J. Roethig

    And tomorrow someone will replace him and nothing will change.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kaye

    the chits gonna hit it now...better have their army ready!

    August 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. emma

    Kaye is right. This makes me nervous.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tewrobert

    Lets hope the Police get a badly needed break, Maybe they have some loose lips on their side....with that massive closet cleaning, Them police are a disgrace to their country, They got hard times ahead..
    Something has to give somewhere and this jerk is American born........
    They should be able to get some very valuable info out of him....

    August 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kaye

    2 mid-eastern 20-40 year old males allowed by "security". on long "test run" flight................. 9/11 aniversary less than 2 weeks away!.................. Number of people cancelling long flights in the next 2 weeks?.............. PRICELESS!

    August 30, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lynn smith

    i had begun to look this all up online after the 72 people were murdered. i found a site that tell sooo much more than the press wants people to see but, they tell it all on all sides. this is for information of what is actually going on their. i would have NEVER,EVER thought anything like this was going on. i thank the blog for their information. it gives me a new perspective!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. leonel

    Lynn – if you see this, please post the link. I would love to see it. Members of my extended have been victims of this horrendous, disgusting violence.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. leonel

    *my extended family*

    August 31, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. Arnu

    I am from the northern part of Mexico and though Valdez will be replaced, his capture is definitely a victory for the Mexican government. His capture will at least stall the efforts of this cartel. I was telling a friend that you know its pretty bad when Mexicans living in the US are no longer going back to visit. On the way back from monterrey my cousin was able to see about thirty bodies as his bus passed just minutes after a gun battle between cartels. According to my relatives Calderon is doing a good job in being firm battle against the cartels and taking no chances, something presidents before him did nothing about.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. La Piovra

    This is the time to co-operate with Mexico, not alienate them. The firing of 3,200 crooked police and the arrest of La Barbie did not occur simultaneously out of co-incidence. The Mexican government is making an earnest effort, as is ours, to deal with a situation that is bi-national. Barbie himself is bi-national – an American with an American appearance and a Spanish surname, who negotiated both underworlds with equal ease- and the demand for drugs on our side of the border meshes with the demand for guns on theirs in a deadly mechanism that will require co-ordination on both sides of the border to derail. The interest of both nations, as a whole, is at stake. That is why it is not the place of individual states or ambitious demagogues to incite dissent. Please, folks, do what you can to promote reason and calm.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. tommy bryant

    Keep him in Mexico so we don't have to feed and baby him.Hang him for all to see best for Mexico and America

    August 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jason m.

    Time to deport all of the illegal people back to mexico and let their corrupt leader deal with the mess. We should stop playing save the world. We have plenty of our own problems

    August 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |