Mexican Federal Police have arrested one of Mexico’s most wanted drug dealers, Edgar Valdez Villarreal AKA “ La Barbie ” at Valdez’s mountain safehouse in Salazar, about 30 km outside of Mexico City.
La Barbie was a major drug trafficker and cocaine kingpin, distributing one ton a month of the profitable product to drug-crazy America.
Edgar Valdez Villarreal earned a reputation for extreme violence, including multiple beheadings of enemies of the Sinaloa Cartel.
It was unclear who would receive the $2,200,000 USD bounty reward for his timely arrest, just ahead of Mexico President Felipe Calderon’s state of the union speech on Wednesday.
No confirmation yet if Valdez will be extradited to the USA to stand trial.
One thing is clear, there are no winners in the war on drugs spectacle.