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Wednesday, 02 March 2011 11:49

Juarez Cartel Leader "The Condor" Killed in Mexico

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According to the Daily Mail Reporter online, one of Mexico’s most wanted, “The Condor,” was killed February 26 in a gun battle with police in a busy Chihuahua street. Three alleged accomplices were also arrested and taken to Mexico City for questioning.

Luis Humberto Peralta Hernández, 44, was carrying false I.D., which delayed identification of the body, so his death was not immediately made public. Peralta Hernández, said to be a top Juarez cartel leader, had worked for the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office for nine years before resigning in 2009, during which time he is alleged to have been connected with almost 100 murders.

While the Gulf and Zetas cartels have gained the lion’s share of notoriety lately with the death of U.S. ICE agent Jaime Zapata, recent attention has turned to other drug cartels. The Daily Mail continued:;

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