Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Kidnapped Newspaper Editor Found Dead

Calderon is working hard to turn things around, more arrests of corrupt police. But it came too late Saul Noe Martinez Ortega, the editor who was abducted last week.

Mexico City

Top cartel leader arrested, police say

Authorities said Monday they have arrested a top operator for the Gulf drug cartel who was in charge of operations in the northern border state of Nuevo Leon and its capital city, Monterrey.

Eleazar Medina Rojas, "El Chelelo," was detained last week in Nuevo Laredo, the home base of the enforcement arm of the Gulf cartel — the Zetas — to which Medina allegedly belongs. Nine other Zetas were detained along with Medina, police said.

Elsewhere in Mexico on Monday, federal police took over the police station in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, and arrested eight local officers.

And in the border city of Agua Prieta, authorities found the body of newspaper editor Saul Noe Martinez Ortega, who was abducted last week.

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