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-- -- Military officials in Mexico say they've now nabbed one of their country's most wanted drug lords he's the alleged leader of the -- this cartel.
Which according to the FBI covers the area in red that you see here on the map.
Mexican Marines picked him up yesterday just south of the Texas border they say the drug kingpin had more than two million dollars in cash.
And eight guns on him at the time.
Sources linked him to many gruesome crimes in Mexico including the slaughter of more than 200 people over the past three years.
-- is reported trade -- is known as this do you.
He takes lie of the victims.
And puts them in barrels of bubbling oil field.
Experts say despite his capture it's quite unlikely the violence will stop any time soon along the border.
Supply and demand after all Jonathan Hunt and our newsroom in New York -- -- unlikely to make much of a difference I suppose Johnson.
Yeah if anything -- it might make the violence -- us at least in the short term because that will now inevitably.
Be a battle for control of the -- is on top of that.
You may get other cartels trying to take advantage of the arrest of this -- -- leader to try to win more turf in the drug wars.
It's a -- of course we seen time and time again.
As we've covered the issue ever citizen then president Calderon.
-- -- his crackdown on the -- -- back in 2006.
Very little -- changes despite the fact of the Mexican authorities have told me over and over again.
That victory is imminent over the drug gangs his what general Alfredo Duarte told me back in 2009.
And portable boom -- in a short time we think the 2008 was a year of a lot of activity in which there were a lot of violent incidents but we think that this is winding down and one or two years.
Winding down into one or two years he said here we -- chat for he does since he told me that and the violence is still as widespread and as vicious as that Jeff.
And of course the reason for the violence south of the border is because of the demand that north of the border here in the United States all about supply and demand always and it is estimated.
That -- the drug sales in the United States are still worth something like.
Forty billion with a B billion dollars a year to the Mexican -- tells.
And according to a report from the US Customs and Border Protection who looked at the impact of these kind of take downs of -- -- -- leaders quote.
That was no change in the seizure rates when -- -- drug trafficking organization member was arrested all killed and the -- all went on the are resting one or two individuals.
From a drug trafficking organization.
Does not significantly.
Drug trafficking -- the bottom line issue that is that threat every cop tell lead but he is taken down and killed.
Or -- stayed.
There are a -- are no more lining up to take his place and to take those huge profits.
Generated largely by drug use here in the United States shot.
Jonathan Hunt live in New York City thanks.
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