Friday, December 18, 2009

Mexico’s Drug War -- Part of the Gunfight in Which Arturo Beltran Leyva (a Drug “Don”) Was Killed

In that the Mexican authorities are calling one of their great victories against the drugs cartels they killed Arturo Beltran Leyva in a two hour gun battle yesterday.

One of Mexico’s top drug lords was killed in a two-hour gun battle yesterday in one of the biggest victories yet in President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs.

Arturo Beltran Leyva, the “boss of bosses”, and three members of his cartel were slain in a shoot out with 200 sailors during a Mexican Navy raid on an upmarket apartment complex in Cuernavaca, just south of Mexico City. A fifth cartel member committed suicide during the fight.