Top Cartel Leader Arrested
POSTED: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:54am
UPDATED: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 2:05pm
MEXICO - One of Mexico's most powerful drug traffickers is under arrest.
Manuel Fernandez Vellencia is reputed to be a main collaborator of notorious trafficker "El Chapo" Guzman.
Fernandez was arrested Sunday during a police operation in northern Mexico after a shootout.
Police said they had been looking for Fernandez for a long time.
"El Chapo" Guzman is head of the Sinaloa Cartel and considered one of the main players in a bloody turf war that exploded in 2005.