MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers have captured the leader of the Tijuana cartel in the northern border city, government officials said on Tuesday, in a fresh blow to the once powerful drug gang. Luis Fernando Sanchez Arellano, known as 'the engineer', was arrested in an army raid on a house in Tijuana on Monday afternoon, shortly after Mexico qualified for the last 16 of the soccer World Cup by beating Croatia, the officials said. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the officials said Sanchez, who was captured in the city's La Mesa district, was likely to be moved quickly by air to Mexico City. The government had offered a reward of 30 million pesos ($2.3 million) for information leading to his capture. Believed to be in his late 30s, Sanchez inherited the gang from his uncles, the Arellano Felix brothers, who used torture and executions to defend their turf. The Tijuana cartel was immortalized in narcocorridos - a northern Mexican folk music famous for eulogizing drug traffickers - for its exploits in surviving gunbattles, exacting revenge on rivals and buying off officials. Drawn from a large family from the northwestern state of Sinaloa, the Arellano Felix brothers became notorious for brutal gangland slayings. But by 2008 the cartel's leading lights had been captured or killed, and Sanchez became more prominent. He fought off a leadership challenge from the cartel's top enforcer, Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental, that led to a bloody battle for control of Tijuana in the same year. Sanchez managed to secure his position in the gang after forging a truce with Mexico's most famous capo, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, who was himself captured in February. In October, one of the cartel's old bosses, Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, was shot dead by a gunman in a clown suit. ($1 = 13.0068 Mexican Pesos) (Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz: editing by John Stonestreet)
They were together for nine months.
Queen Elizabeth II Reportedly Begged Prince William To Stop a Hobby That Could ‘Threaten the Line of Succession’
While Queen Elizabeth II is okay with many of Prince William’s hobbies, like motorcycles and sailing, there’s one that she “stays up at night” worrying about. And truthfully, we don’t blame her. It’s reported by Daily Mail that the Queen has repeatedly asked William not to fly helicopters, especially to not pilot them himself in […]
The fast-food chain teased its biggest fans on Twitter, but now it has actually brought back a much-requested item.
- Country Living
Prince William has been accused of cheating on Kate Middleton with their friend, "rural rival" Rose Hanbury, but things just got really complicated.
- KTLA - Los Angeles
Witnesses looked on with horror after a crash in the Windsor Hills Thursday that was caused by a speeding driver who ran through a red light.
- Business Insider
Actress Anne Heche crashed her car into a Los Angeles home while the owner was in the backyard. It took 59 firefighters to put out the blaze.
The incident occurred just before 11 a.m. on Friday when Heche crashed into a home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.
New video shows a chaotic crash of a stolen rental car involving four teens. Traffic cameras captured police trying to stop the vehicle on 35-E in Little Canada. The car crashes into the median twice and four people come running out and across the busy highway. All four were arrested.
- E! News
One day after the news broke that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson called it quits, the former SNL star was spotted on set in Australia wearing a t-shirt with an interesting message on it.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Florida specialty license plate that features "Don't Tread on Me" message warning of government tyranny. DeSantis says a message for out-of-state cars
- The Hill
The Senate voted along party lines Saturday afternoon to advance a sweeping bill to reform the tax code, tackle climate change and lower the cost of prescription drugs, taking a big step closer to giving President Biden a major victory before the November midterm elections. The Senate voted 51-50 to proceed to the 755-page bill, after Vice President…
A forensic economist testified that Alex Jones began funneling $11,000 per day into an alleged shell company around the time he was found liable by default in defamation suits
On Friday, a jury said Alex Jones should pay $45.2 million in punitive damages after being found liable for defamation.
Britney Spears is responding to recent claims made by her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.
Parliamentarian nixes Democrats’ plan to lower drug prices for Americans with private insurance.
- USA TODAY Sports - Golfweek
Text messages between Sergio Garcia and Greg Norman have surfaced from the LIV Golf lawsuit and they’re … interesting
"They cannot ban you for one day let alone life. It is a shallow threat."
- Ukrayinska Pravda
ROMAN PETRENKO - SUNDAY, 7 AUGUST 2022, 09:23 Russian forces launched a new wave of forced "mobilisation" on the Russian-occupied territories of Donbas on 1 August in order to staff mobilisation reserve units.
- Fox News
Actress Anne Heche suffered through a fiery car crash in Mar Vista, California and currently remains in "stable" condition. Heche is "expected to pull through" ex-boyfriend Thomas Jane said.
- KABC – Los Angeles
A woman has been arrested and publicly identified the day after the car she was driving plowed into multiple vehicles at an intersection in Windsor Hills.
Donald Trump said White House doctor 'loved looking at my body' as he boasts about his health in CPAC speech
Former President Donald Trump used a speech at the CPAC in Dallas to make the case that he is a healthy and energetic 76-year-old.
- Consequence of Sound
Part of the latest capsule from Ocean's luxury goods company Homer. Frank Ocean Selling $25,000 Luxury Cock Ring Alex Young
The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple tied the knot on Saturday in a ceremony filmed for a Bravo special — and PEOPLE has all the exclusive details from inside!