"La Barbie" Arrested In Mexico

POSTED: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:14pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:37pm

The drug trafficker known as La Barbie has been arrested.

He is the American born drug trafficker who had been struggling to take control of the Beltran-Leyva Cartel.

His real name is Edgar Valdez Villareal and he was the first ever American to control a major drug cartel.

The U.S. had a 2 million dollar reward for his arrest.

La Barbie grew up in Laredo and was a high school football star.

He was the major enforcer for Beltran-Leyva but had been fighting to wrestle away control.

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