Mexico Captures Wanted Drug Kingpin Hector Beltran Leyva

Mexican authorities say they have captured Hector Beltran Leyva — one of the country’s most wanted drug kingpin suspects.

Soldiers arrested him Wednesday in the central Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende after a nearly year-long operation.

No other details are available.

Beltran Leyva is one of four brothers who allegedly headed a vicious Mexican drug cartel after it split with the notoriously brutal Sinaloa cartel. He is the only Beltran Leyva brother still operating. One brother is dead and two others are in prison.

Beltran Leyva also is wanted in the United States on drug trafficking charges.

Latino Public Radio