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Mexico arrests leading drug kingpin

The government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto scored a major drug-war victory on Wednesday with the arrest of Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the country's most high-profile drug bosses. The arrest was expected to be a devastating blow to the Beltran Leyva gang, which had feuded with the powerful kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, a former ally. Troops reportedly captured Beltran Leyva in a seafood restaurant in the tourist town of San Miguel de Allende. Auhorities are conducting tests to confirm his identity. Read more at CNN.