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How chocolate cake helped capture Mexico's most-wanted drug lord

Washington Post: TUMBISCATIO, Mexico — He traveled by four-wheeler and on horseback. He lived in caves and on secluded mountain ranches, surrounded by his bodyguards and logistics men who kept his meth-dealing cartel dominant for years in the western state of ...

Leader of drug cartel detained

Mexican authorities have detained Servando Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, federal police told CNN En Español on Friday.

Mexican officials nab a top drug cartel chief

Philly.com: MEXICO CITY - Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former schoolteacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez was arrested ...

Another Mexican drug lord caught, but victory elusive

Mexico's government dealt a major blow to the Knights Templar drug cartel by capturing its last leader, but the proliferation of new armed groups shows the government is far from victory. The arrest of Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, whose gang has tormented the western state of Michoacan for years, was a much-needed victory for embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto. For months now, Pena Nieto has ...

Mexican grade school teacher who rose to head of notorious drug cartel captured

Daily Mail: A drug lord whose Knights Templar cartel once terrorized a region of Mexico has been captured and paraded in front of cameras following a huge intelligence operation. Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez, a former grade-school teacher who taunted authorities and ...

DPS: Mexican Drug Cartels are Texas' 'Most Significant' Threat

Breitbart News: A Department of Public Safety (DPS) report states that Mexican drug cartels are among the “most significant” threats facing Texas. Mexican drug cartels continue to operate throughout Texas carrying out violent attacks throughout the state as well as ...

Mexico drug lord captures change but don’t lower trafficking

It’s another big score for the Mexican government. Still, no one expects drug trafficking or violence to decrease after the capture of Servando “La Tuta” Gomez. Click to Continue »

Mexico nabs most-wanted drug cartel leader Servando Gomez

UPI.com: Michoacán has long been the central point of Mexico's drug war. In the past year, vigilante groups gathered to fend off violence from the drug cartel. The Mexican government also sent forces to the region. The Mexican government had a $2 million bounty ...

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Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader Gomez

The Japan Times: MEXICO CITY – Mexican federal police captured Knights Templar drug cartel leader Servando Gomez on Friday, taking down one of the country's most wanted fugitives. Gomez, alias “La Tuta,” was detained without a shot being fired in Morelia, capital of ...

Mexico Captures 'Most Wanted' Drug Lord

One of Mexico's most wanted fugitives - Knights Templar drug cartel leader Servando Gomez - has been captured, police have said. The 49-year-old gang boss and former primary school teacher was detained by federal officers as he left a house in Morelia, Michoacan, following months of intelligence work, officials said. Gomez was taken to Mexico City and frogmarched in front of TV cameras, as two ...

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Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured

Chicago Tribune: Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a ...

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Mexico nabs former chief of usurped drug cartel

Press Herald: MEXICO CITY — Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez was arrested ...

Mexico nabs head of quasi-religious drug cartel

CBS News: MEXICO CITY -- Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords who terrorized the western state of Michoacan as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official. Gomez was ...

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Top Mexican drug cartel leaders captured or killed in recent years

27, 2015: Federal police capture Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of world's most-wanted drug lords who once terrorized Michoacan state as leader of Knights Templar cartel. — Oct. 9, 2014: Officials announce arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, purported ...

Top Mexican drug cartel leaders captured or killed in recent years

Fox News: 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 ...

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Mexico captures head of Knights Templar drug cartel

Xinhua: MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Mexican police on Friday captured one of the country's most wanted drug lords Servando "La Tuta" Gomez Martinez, head of the feared Knights Templar drug cartel. The National Security Commission (CNS) said Gomez was ...

Mexico arrests fugitive drug lord, head of Knights Templar cartel

Los Angeles Times: What distinguished drug lord Servando “La Tuta” Gomez was the way he courted the spotlight. From his not-so-secret hiding place, the fugitive former teacher released numerous videos and audiotapes, many featuring him with local politicians and police ...

Mexico nabs head of quasi-religious drug cartel

Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords, was head of Knights Templar cartel

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Mexico Captures Knights Templar Cartel Leader 'La Tuta'

Huffington Post: A former school teacher, Gomez insisted the cartel followed a strict ethical code, though as time passed he became more open about the criminal side of a gang which in 2013 held much of the impoverished, mountainous landscape of Michoacan in a firm ...

Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader

Mexico's most wanted drug lord Servando Gomez, whose Knights Templar cartel smuggled drugs to the US and iron ore to China, was finally captured, without a shot fired. The former teacher nicknamed "La Tuta" was detained by federal police as he left a house in Morelia, capital of western Michoacan state, hiding his face with a scarf and cap, officials said. Gomez, 49, was taken to Mexico City and ...

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