February 5, 2012

Mexican police arrested the reputed head of a Sinaloa drug cartel assassination ring who is accused of plotting a massacre at a drug rehabilitation center.

Federal police arrested Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, identified as leader of the criminal organization known as “New People,” the armed wing of the Sinaloa cartel led by Joaquin Guzman Loera, Mexico’s Public Security Secretariat said in a statement on Saturday.

Torres, 33, was wanted by the Mexican authorities, which offered a $150,000 reward for his capture, and the US justice system, which accuses him of drug trafficking.

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