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Mexico: War on drugs show new results, powerful Sinaloa cartel drug lord was killed.


Picture of Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, shown during a press conference at the Mexican Secretary of Defense in Mexico City, July 29, 2010. "Nacho" Coronel was killed during an army operation in Zapopan, state of Jalisco. AFP PHOTO/Omar TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Reporting from Mexico City and San Diego — In a significant blow against the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexican troops on Thursday killed one of the group’s top figures during an arrest raid in western Mexico.

The raid came as troops in Tijuana rounded up dozens of police officers in a separate operation targeting organized crime.

Ignacio Coronel Villarreal is described as one of the three most important bosses in the cartel, which is based in Sinaloa state and run by the country’s most-wanted drug suspect, Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman. Coronel, known as “Nacho” and in his mid-50s, was highly sought by U.S. and Mexican authorities. READ MORE HERE.