Read a roundup of news from Mexican newspapers, Mexican News Roundup: DEA touts efforts in drug war, written by the Chronicle’s Curt Prendergast and published by the Tucson Sentinel on October 28, 2011.
“A report by the Drug Enforcement Administration to the U.S. Congress said that the work of a bilateral intelligence group, known as the Sensitive Investigative Unit, led to the arrest of five “high value” operatives in Mexico’s drug cartels since 2010, El Universal reported Wednesday. Among those arrested were Edgar Valdez Villareal, known as La Barbie; Nazario Mendez, known as El Chango; and Carlos Ramon Castro Rocha, known as El Cuate. Members of the SIU are Mexican law enforcement personnel trained in the United States to fight drug trafficking in Mexico. The SIU operates in countries around the world, according to the DEA’s website.” Read more here.