Federal police officers stand next to their pick-up trucks outside the building housing the Assistant Attorney General's Office for Special Investigations on Organized Crime in Mexico City February 27, 2015. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
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Mexico has captured the most wanted drug lord in the country, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, police said Friday, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence.After months of intelligence work, federal police captured Gomez and some people with him at a house in the Michoacan state capital of Morelia, police said.The Justice Department said he was also involved in the 2009 murder of 12 Mexican federal police officers.Mexican authorities had placed a bounty of 30 million pesos ($2 million) on his head.Since the Mexican government began a military crackdown in 2007 on drug cartels, more than 100,000 people have been killed in gang-related violence.
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