Cartel Hitman Lived in Small-Town Ohio

Edgar Campos-Barraza arrested in Sandusky, home to Cedar Point
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2012 5:42 PM CDT
Sandusky is famous for Cedar Point amusement park, and Mexican hitmen apparently like it, too.   (AP Photo/Cedar Point)

(Newser) – You never know who your neighbor might be. In January, authorities arrested an alleged assassin employed by the most powerful drug cartel in Mexico who had been living in the small town of Sandusky, Ohio, for 10 years, reports CNN. Edgar Campos-Barraza, also known as "El Cholo," is accused of being a hit man for the Sinaloa Cartel. He was extradited to Mexico earlier this month from Sandusky, best known for its Cedar Point amusement park.

"Nothing shocks me anymore," says a Border Patrol spokesman. "The I-80 and I-90 corridor is an active narcotics area."

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