sus­pected car­tel chief is ar­rested in raid

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

MEX­ICO CITY — Mex­ico’s navy says marines raided a house in the Pa­cific re­sort of Aca­pulco on Satur­day and cap­tured Ga­maliel Aguirre Tavira, sus­pected of be­ing a car­tel re­gional leader. Au­thor­i­ties say Aguirre Tavira, 35, is a close ally of Edgar Valdez Vil­lar­real, a Tex­as­born gang boss known as “La Bar­bie” who leads one of the two fac­tions fight­ing for con­trol of the Bel­tran Leyva drug car­tel.

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