Within a period of eight days, Mexican authorities nabbed two notorious narco barons who had been at large for years: Hector Beltran Leyva of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, and Vicente Carrillo Fuentes of the Juarez Cartel.  

Both of these men headed cartels which are less powerful than they once were, but nevertheless are still part of the criminal panorama of Mexico’s cartel world.  Both men apparently thought they could avoid capture by maintaining low profiles, but in the end that didn’t work for them, and both are now in custody.

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Article by Allan Wall, published October 13th, 2014, on Mexidata.info.