MEXICO CITY – Federal authorities have detained an ex-police officer accused of leading the armed wing of the Juarez Cartel in northern Mexico.
Marco Antonio Guzman was captured Wednesday in the U.S. border state of Chihuahua along with two alleged accomplices. Guzman is known by several aliases, including "El Brad Pitt."
He was brought to the Mexican capital Thursday and paraded before the news media.
Police say Guzman was involved in the car bombing of a Ciudad Juarez federal police station in July.
They also accuse him of being involved in drug-trafficking operations across Chihuahua. The state is one of the worst-affected areas of the drug war, with an estimated 3,000 people killed in 2010 alone.