Hector Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva's drug cartel, in Mexico City, on October 1, 2014 after Beltran Leyva, aka the "H", was arrested in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato State, Mexico. AFP PHOTO/GENERAL ATTORNEY
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Soldiers captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug barons in a restaurant Wednesday in a colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.Hector Beltran Leyva, known as "El H," was caught along with a suspected henchman in a seafood restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, a historic town in central Mexico, without a shot being fired, authorities said.Mexico had offered a $2.2 million reward for information leading to his arrest, on top of a $5 million U.S. bounty.The Beltran Leyva clan was initially allied with Guzman's Sinaloa crime syndicate, considered the biggest cartel in Mexico.The Beltran Leyva cartel is believed to operate in a third of the country, mainly in the central and southern regions.
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