MEXICO CITY (LALATE) – La Barbie fue detenida hoy. El l√≠der del c√°rtel de los Beltr√°n Leyva, La Barbie (Edgar Valdez Villarreal), fue detenido hoy en M√©xico.
La Barbie was in charge of the Beltran Leyva after the death of Arturo Beltran, El Barbas. La Barbie had a history with Joaqu√≠n “El Chapo” Guzm√°n and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada. El Barbie had escaped numerous times. His arrest is believed to have been in Lerma on Monday, reports the Secretar√≠a de Seguridad P√ļblica (SSP) today. Detainees with La Barbie are set to be presented in Mexico City Tuesday.
Only 14 days ago, Polic√≠a Federal raided the habitacional en Bosques de las Lomas believing that La Barbie was there.
On Twitter today, President Felipe Calder√≥n said La Barbie is ‚Äúuno de los criminales m√°s buscados en M√©xico y en el extranjero‚ÄĚ. “La Barbie is one of the most wanted criminals in Mexico and aboard.” He noted that the group is still being investigated.
Martin Cuellar, Webb County, Texas sheriff, first found out that La Barbie was south of the border a few years after his senior year in high school. He said La Barbie’s first job was distribution and substance transport with money handling between Texas and Mexico.
Tonight, la Secretar√≠a de Seguridad P√ļblica (SSP) issued the following brief statement: “Tras un trabajo de inteligencia que inici√≥ en junio de 2009, y se desarroll√≥ en diversos puntos del pa√≠s, Valdez Villarreal fue detenido”. “Following intelligence work began in June 2009 and developed in various parts of the country, Valdez Villarreal was arrested.”