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