Mexico nabs most wanted drug kingpin, Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez

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Posted: Feb 27, 2015 7:28 AM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has captured the country's most wanted outstanding drug Lord, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar cartel, police said on Friday, in a boost for President Enrique Pena Nieto as he grapples with grisly gang violence.

Gomez was the prime target of Pena Nieto's drive to regain control of Michoacan, a violent western state wracked by clashes between the Knights Templar and heavily-armed vigilantes trying to oust them.

(Reporting by Reuters Pictures and Anahi Rama)