Mexico Captures Largest Mexican Cartel’s Security Chief

27 Dec

Mexican authorities said Monday that they had dealt a blow to the country’s most powerful drug cartel with the capture of a top lieutenant — but didn’t say if they were any closer to capturing the gang’s elusive leader.

Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, known as “The Engineer,” allegedly ran operations for the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexico’s most powerful, in the northern state of Durango and in part of the northern state of Chihuahua, Chief Army spokesman Gen. Ricardo Trevilla told a news conference. Cabrera, wearing a bulletproof vest, was paraded before the news media in what has become a common practice for law enforcement authorities following major arrests.

The government parades this dude around like a big game kill, but they all have to wear masks so they won’t be slaughtered like livestock.

Full story @ WashPost.

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