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Top Mexican drug cartel leaders captured or killed in recent years

  • FILE - This two-image composite file photo released on Oct. 1, 2014 by Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR), shows alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva after his arrest by Mexican law enforcement authorities. The purported head of the Beltran Levya drug gang was captured in an eatery in San Miguel de Allende, a city in the central state of Guanajuato that is a popular enclave for artists and foreigners. (AP Photo/ Mexico's Attorney General's Office, File)

    FILE - This two-image composite file photo released on Oct. 1, 2014 by Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR), shows alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva after his arrest by Mexican law enforcement authorities. The purported head of the Beltran Levya drug gang was captured in an eatery in San Miguel de Allende, a city in the central state of Guanajuato that is a popular enclave for artists and foreigners. (AP Photo/ Mexico's Attorney General's Office, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, purported leader of the Juarez cartel, is led to a helicopter after his arrest at the hangar of the Mexican Attorney Generals Office in Mexico City. Carrillo Fuentes was taken into custody at a traffic checkpoint without a shot being fired, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, purported leader of the Juarez cartel, is led to a helicopter after his arrest at the hangar of the Mexican Attorney Generals Office in Mexico City. Carrillo Fuentes was taken into custody at a traffic checkpoint without a shot being fired, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)  (The Associated Press)

Top Mexican drug cartel captures or killings in recent years:

— Feb. 27, 2015: Authorities say Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the world's most-wanted drug lords who once terrorized Michoacan state, is captured by federal police.

— Feb. 22, 2014: Authorities say Mexican and U.S. officials capture the world's most powerful drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in the beach resort of Mazatlan.

— July 15, 2013: Authorities in northern Mexico capture Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alias "Z-40," leader of the brutal Zetas cartel.

— Oct. 7, 2012: Mexican marines kill Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, alias "El Lazca," a founder and top leader of the Zetas. His body is later stolen from a funeral home. Trevino Morales takes over the Zetas.

— Oct. 6, 2012: Mexican marines arrest alleged Zetas regional leader Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, suspected of involvement in massacres and the killing of U.S. citizen David Hartley in 2010 on Falcon Lake, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border.

— Sept. 12, 2012: Mexican marines capture purported top Gulf Cartel leader Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias "El Coss." U.S. authorities had offered a $5 million reward for his arrest.

— Dec. 9, 2010: Mexican federal police kill Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, leader of the La Familia Michoacana cartel, during a gunfight in the village of El Alcalde. His body was never recovered, and rumors have persisted that Moreno, known as "the Craziest One," is still alive.

— July 29, 2010: Mexican army raids a house in the town of Zapopan and kills Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

— Dec. 16, 2009: Mexican marines kill Arturo Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, in a shootout in Cuernavaca.