A Mexican federal official says federal police have captured Servando “La Tuta” Gómez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacán state.
The official says Gómez was captured early Friday in the capital city of Morelia without a shot fired. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case.
Gómez was the leader of the Knights Templar cartel, a quasi-religious criminal group that once ruled all of the state, controlling politics and commerce. He evaded capture for more than a year after the federal government took over the state to try to restore order.