'King of Heroin' arrested

2010-03-25 22:00
Mexico City - Mexican police arrested the suspected main heroin supplier to the United States, known as "The King of Heroin," the public security ministry said on Thursday.

Jose Antonio Medina, also known as "Don Pepe," delivered an average of 200kg of heroin a month to the United States, mainly to Los Angeles, earning about $12m, Ramon Pequeno, head of the anti-drug squad, said at a news conference.

Medina, 36, hid the drugs in secret compartments of vehicles crossing between the Mexican city of Tijuana and the US city of San Diego, one of the world's busiest border crossings, Pequeno alleged.

California was seeking Medina's arrest and extradition.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lead a senior delegation to Mexico this week to reinforce joint efforts to tackle spiralling drug violence by Mexico's powerful drug traffickers.

Read more on:    mexico  |  drug trafficking  |  mexico drug war

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/South Africa
 

Middle-seat kids: Why are they special?

Limited legroom, a siblings on each side... the middle seat has long been considered the short straw in a car but does it have a secret?

 

Stay safe

Middle-seat kids: Why are they special?
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
First-aid kit: What you need in YOUR car
Hey, lazy! Get outta the disabled bay!
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The energy today is expansive and philosophical. It is easy to see the bigger picture, but you can end up getting lost in it, so...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.