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Alleged Drug Cartell boss known as “LA Barbie” Captured in Mexico

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Alleged drug trafficker Edgar Valdez Villarreal, nicknamed “La Barbie” has been captured according to Mexican Officials.  The Mexican President Felipe Calderon is currently working on getting rid of drugs and drug related crimes in Mexico.

So far the efforts were very successful: LA Barbie is the third major drug suspect that had been captured this year.

Edgar Valdez Villarreal was born August on 11, 1973 in Laredo, Texas and was from an upper middle class family.  He excelled at football in High School.

Villarreal started to sell Marijuana on the streets of Laredo whilst still at High School and then he went to work for the Mexican drug cartel Beltrán-Leyva, an organized crime syndicate that was founded by the five Beltrán Leyva brothers: Marcos Arturo, Mario Alberto, Carlos, Alfredo and Héctor.

The drug cartel transports and wholesales cocaine.  They also produce marijuana and heroin and control many drug trafficking routes.  They smuggle humans, launder money, get money through extortion and kidnapping and if somebody does not follow orders or stands in their way they kill them.

Valdez is also wanted in the U.S. and a reward of $2 million was offered by the U.S. authorities for information leading to the capture of the alleged drug dealer.

With the capture of Valdez alive, officials hope to get inside information on the current drug scene in Mexico and the U.S. although so far the Mexican authorities have not announced whether or not Valdez will be extradited.

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