June 11th, 2010
12:51 PM ET

Feds charge alleged cartel leader 'La Barbie'

Federal authorities have charged alleged drug cartel leader Edgar Valdez-Villarreal - known as "La Barbie" - on charges of importing and distributing thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Mexico into the United States between 2004 and 2006, according to an indictment unsealed in federal court Friday.

Valdez-Villarreal, who remains at large, is alleged to be a top member of the Arturo Beltran-Leyva cocaine cartel.

Authorities have issued a $2 million reward for information leading to his capture.

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  1. TacoUnit

    A mexican? Importing and distributing drugs? They could find thousands and thousands of these people if they just go to Mexico, but specifically finding this one will be a task.

    June 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canadian

      Maybe you should do some research on the subject before you comment, Edgar Valdez is an American citizen and born in Laredo Texas. Its funny how this article conviently forgets to mention that

      June 21, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com help to spread this idea overseas....

    June 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Locotejano

    This may wake people up to what's going in Mexico.....it's simple lots of drug going to US consumers and lots of money going to Mexican criminals

    June 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. koomar

    Ya but then the mexican criminals spend the money on american made things like, cadilac, bmw, bushmaster, tiffanys, disneyland, etc. So what's the problem??

    June 12, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |