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Mexican police in has arrested a drug cartel leader they say has admitted to ordering the murder of 1,500 people; Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, 33, known as “El Diego,” was the head of La Linea, a gang of hit men and corrupt police officers who acted as the armed wing of the Juarez drug cartel

Mexican police in has arrested a drug cartel leader they say has admitted to ordering the murder of 1,500 people.

Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, 33, known as “El Diego,” was the head of La Linea, a gang of hit men and corrupt police officers who acted as the armed wing of the Juarez drug cartel.

He was held following a gun battle in the northern city of Chihuahua. The Guardian reports that Ramon Pequeno, head of the Mexican federal police anti-drug unit, said Acosta Hernandez had acknowledged ordering a total of 1,500 killings.

Source: Homeland Security Newswire

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