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Mexico nabs a top cartel boss in a trendy Mexico City neighborhood

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities have arrested the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel - long one of the country's most powerful and notoriously brutal criminal groups.

Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, who is accused of overseeing an organization that traffics thousands of pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine to the United States each year, was nabbed Thursday while entering a hotel in a fashionable neighborhood in Mexico City, authorities said Friday.

Mexican National Security Commissioner Renato Sales

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