Mexican Drug Lord Killed
POSTED: Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 8:10am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm
In Mexico this morning, one of the country's most wanted drug traffickers has been killed.
The Mexican Navy says Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed during a gunfight last night.
Beltran Leyva was the head of a cartel of the same name he ran with his four brothers.
The drug lord was killed in a luxury residential complex in Cuernavaca.
In a statement, the navy said Beltran Leyva died along with four of his body guards.
Many consider his death a victory for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his war on drugs.