Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta'


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  • Saturday, 28 Feb 2015

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence.

The 49-year-old gang boss was the prime target of President Enrique Peٌa Nieto's effort to regain control of Michoacan, a western state wracked by clashes between Gomez's Knights Templar cartel and armed vigilantes trying to oust them.

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