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Alleged Drug Lord "La Barbie" Captured By Mexican Authorities
Edgar Valdez Villarreal, an alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel in Mexico better known by his alias "La Barbie" , was captured by Mexican authorities and will be held pending investigation.

La Barbie Captured

Aug. 31: Federal Police escort Texas-born fugitive Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," center, during his presentation to the press in Mexico City. Valdez, the third major suspected drug lord to fall in Mexico in the past 10 months, is wanted in the United States for allegedly smuggling tons of cocaine and inside Mexico and is blamed for a brutal turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges, decapitations and shootouts as he and a rival fought for control of the divided Beltran Leyva cartel.

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La Barbie Presented to the Press

Aug. 31: Federal police stand guard by Texas-born Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," eighth from left, and his alleged collaborators during their presentation to the press in Mexico City. Valdez, who was captured on Monday by federal police, faces drug trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico. 

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La Barbie

Aug. 31: Texas-born fugitive Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," center, is presented to the press in Mexico City. Valdez, who was captured on Monday by federal police, faces drug trafficking charges in the U.S. and is blamed in Mexico for a brutal turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges, decapitations and shootouts as he and a rival fought for control of the divided Beltran Leyva cartel. 

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La Barbie in Custody

Aug. 31: Federal police escort Texas-born fugitive Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," center, during his presentation to the press in Mexico City. Valdez, the third major suspected drug lord to fall in Mexico in the past 10 months, is wanted in the United States for allegedly smuggling tons of cocaine and inside Mexico and is blamed for a brutal turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges, decapitations and shootouts as he and a rival fought for control of the divided Beltran Leyva cartel.

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La Barbie

Aug. 31: Texas-born fugitive Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," center, is presented to the press in Mexico City. Valdez, the third major suspected drug lord to fall in Mexico in the past 10 months, is wanted in the United States for allegedly smuggling tons of cocaine and inside Mexico and is blamed for a brutal turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges, decapitations and shootouts as he and a rival fought for control of the divided Beltran Leyva cartel.

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La Barbie with Guns

Aug. 31: Federal police stand guard by Texas-born fugitive Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," center, as he is presented to the press along with weapons allegedly seized during his arrest in Mexico City. Valdez, the third major suspected drug lord to fall in Mexico in the past 10 months, is wanted in the United States for allegedly smuggling tons of cocaine and inside Mexico and is blamed for a brutal turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges, decapitations and shootouts as he and a rival fought for control of the divided Beltran Leyva cartel.

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Government Press Conference

Aug. 30: Mexico's government's security spokesman Alejandro Poire speaks during a press conference in Mexico City. Poire announced that Federal police on Monday captured Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," a long-sought, alleged Texas-born gang kingpin who faces drug trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico.

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La Barbie's Home

According to federal authorities, this is the house where accused drug boss Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as "La Barbie," was arrested on Monday in the town of Lerma, on the outskirts of Mexico City. Valdez Villareal, a former Texas high school football player and petty street dealer, who allegedly rose to become one of Mexico's most savage assassins, was arrested by federal police on Aug. 30 and is now the third major drug lord brought down by Mexican authorities in less than a year. 

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La Barbie's Home

According to federal authorities, this a room inside the house where accused drug boss Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as "La Barbie," was arrested on Monday, in the town of Lerma, on the outskirts of Mexico City. Valdez Villareal, a former Texas high school football player and petty street dealer, who allegedly rose to become one of Mexico's most savage assassins, was arrested by federal police on Aug. 30 and is now the third major drug lord brought down by Mexican authorities in less than a year.

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La Barbie Arrested

Aug. 30: In this image released by Mexico's Public Safety Department, Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie,'' is escorted by police officers in the state of Mexico, which borders the capital, Mexico City. Federal police captured Valdez Villarreal, a Texas-born alleged drug kingpin, who faces trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico.

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La Barbie Arrested

Aug. 30: In this image released by Mexico's Public Safety Department Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie,'' is escorted by police officers in the state of Mexico, which borders the capital, Mexico City. Federal police captured Valdez Villarreal, a Texas-born alleged drug kingpin, who faces trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico.

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La Barbie U.S. Mug Shot

Aug. 31: Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar shows 1997 booking photos of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also know as "La Barbie," at his office in Laredo, Texas. Villarreal became the third suspected drug lord to fall in Mexico in the past 10 months in a coup for President Felipe Calderon's war on cartels. Villarreal grew up in Laredo where he had his first bouts with the law.

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La Barbie

This undated police image released by U.S. Attorney's Office shows Edgar Valdez Villarreal , alias "La Barbie," in an undisclosed location. Federal police captured Valdez Villarreal, a Texas-born alleged drug kingpin, who faces trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico. 

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Alleged Drug Lord "La Barbie" Captured By Mexican Authorities

Edgar Valdez Villarreal, an alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel in Mexico better known by his alias "La Barbie" , was captured by Mexican authorities and will be held pending investigation.

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