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Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

List of the top Mexican drug cartel captures or killings in recent years.

(Photo: AP)
English 09/01/2016 14:43 AP Actualizada 14:43
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Jan. 8, 2016: Mexican marines recapture Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

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Feb. 27, 2015: Authorities say Servando "La Tuta" Gómez, one of the world's most-wanted drug lords who once terrorized Michoacán state, is captured by federal police.

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Feb. 22, 2014: Authorities say Mexican and U.S. officials capture the world's most powerful drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in the beach resort of Mazatlán.

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July 15, 2013: Authorities in northern Mexico capture Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, alias "Z-40," leader of the brutal Zetas cartel.

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Oct. 7, 2012: Mexican marines kill Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, alias "El Lazca," a founder and top leader of the Zetas. His body is later stolen from a funeral home. Treviño Morales takes over the Zetas.

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Oct. 6, 2012: Mexican marines arrest alleged Zetas regional leader Salvador Alfonso Martínez Escobedo, suspected of involvement in massacres and the killing of U.S. citizen David Hartley in 2010 on Falcon Lake, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Sept. 12, 2012: Mexican marines capture purported top Gulf Cartel leader Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias "El Coss." U.S. authorities had offered a $5 million reward for his arrest.

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Dec. 9, 2010: Mexican federal police kill Nazario Moreno González, leader of the La Familia Michoacana cartel, during a gunfight in the village of El Alcalde. His body was never recovered, and rumors have persisted that Moreno, known as "the Craziest One," is still alive.

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July 29, 2010: Mexican army raids a house in the town of Zapopan and kills Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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Dec. 16, 2009: Mexican marines kill Arturo Beltrán Leyva, leader of the Beltrán Leyva cartel, in a shootout in Cuernavaca.

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