Sunday, July 31, 2011

Big Arrest in Juárez

A high-ranking member of La Línea, who the government says reported directly to Vicente Carrillo, has been arrested. Authorities also say that José Antonio Acosta Hernández was responsible for 1,500 murders in Juárez, which is would be something like 15 percent of all the killings there since the city went off the deep end in 2008. I'm not sure about that, but this arrest does seem to support the idea that La Línea is losing force.

In other Juárez news, two of the men responsible for the jailhouse spree last week that killed 17 have been identified (I'm not sure if "arrested" really describes the action, since presumably they remained inside the prison), and six guards are being investigated for their involvement.

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