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Mexican drug kingpin shot dead

Ignacio 'Nacho' Coronel Villareal killed by Mexican army during raid

The kingpin of a Mexican drug cartel was shot dead yesterday by the Mexican army during a raid of his home in Guadalajara, Mexico. Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Coronel Villareal was allegedly behind a multi-billion-dollar methamphetamine production operation  and was one of three men identified as leaders of the Sinaloa cartel, one of the five main crime rings engaged in a turf war in Mexico. “This is without doubt the most spectacular blow against drug traffickers yet for President Calderón,” a Mexican analyst told The Guardian. “His power and his contacts extended across 10 countries in three continents.”

The Guardian

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