Mexican leaders of drug cartel tracked to Spain
4 August 2005, MADRID – Spanish police have arrested two of the suspected ringleaders of one of the most powerful and dangerous drug cartels in Mexico.
4 August 2005
MADRID – Spanish police have arrested two of the suspected ringleaders of one of the most powerful and dangerous drug cartels in Mexico.
US police issued an international arrest warrant for two men who are believed to have masterminded drug-running from Ciudad Juarez, in Mexico City, to America.
Both Mexicans, the 42-year-old and 28-year-old, face multiple charges in America that carry sentences of more than 120 years in prison.
They are believed to have organised the smuggling of massive amounts of cocaine and marihuana into the US, through New Mexico, and its subsequent distribution in the States.
During their investigations into the cartel, the US police seized 250 kg of cocaine and more than USD 7 million.
When the two ringleaders fled the US, the police tracked them down to Spain and the US and Spanish police paired up in a sting operation to arrest the pair.
The two men were found and arrested at what police sources have described as a luxurious and central hotel in Madrid.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news