By: Associated Press
Federal authorities have detained a former police officer accused of leading the armed wing of the violent Juárez cartel in northern Mexico, according to the government.
Marco Antonio Guzmán, who had several aliases including “El Brad Pitt”, was captured on Wednesday in Chihuahua along with two alleged accomplices, according to a federal police statement.
Guzmán, 34, was brought to the Mexican capital on Thursday and shown, handcuffed, to the media.
Police said Guzmán was involved in a car bomb explosion that killed a federal police officer and two civilians in June 2010.
They also accuse him of being involved in drug-trafficking operations across Chihuahua. Ciudad Juárez is one of the worst affected areas of the drug war, where an estimated 3,100 people were killed in 2010.
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