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Drug Kingpin 'Barbie' Captured

Texas-born trafficker Edgar Valdez arrested in Mexico

(Newser) - Mexico says it has arrested the Texas-born drug kingpin Edgar Valdez. Valdez—known as "Barbie" because of his blond hair—is wanted in the US for distributing thousands of pounds of cocaine, the AP reports. Valdez had been battling for control of the Beltran Leyva cartel in central Mexico.... More »

Headless Bodies Hung From Mexican Bridge

It's a warning to US drug criminal 'Barbie'

(Newser) - Just when you think Mexican drug violence can't get much grislier comes the gruesome police discovery of four headless bodies hanging from a bridge south of Mexico City. A note attached to the mutilated corpses warned that a similar fate awaits anyone who supports Edgar Vladez—a US citizen known... More »

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