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World Briefing / Mexico

Guzman loses his cartel role

May 30, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Attorney General Eduardo Medina-Mora said drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman remains an emblematic figure in the Sinaloa drug cartel but he lost his leadership role while serving a 20-year sentence.

Guzman escaped in 2001, and has been on the run. Mexico is offering $2 million and the U.S. $5 million for information leading to Guzman's arrest.

Also, a judge ordered 10 mayors and 20 other top officials from Michoacan state held pending an investigation of alleged ties to a drug cartel.

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