With the help of information from the DEA, authorities in Mexico have captured a former cop-turned drug gang chieftan allegedly responsible for ordering the killings of 1,500 people, the Associated Press reported. 
Authorities said Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez is also a suspect in last year’s slaying of a U.S. consulate employee near a border crossing in Ciudad Juarez, AP reported.
AP reported that “Mexican President Felipe Calderon said through his Twitter account that Acosta’s capture is ‘the biggest blow’ to organized crime in Ciudad Juarez since he sent about 5,000 federal police to the city in April 2010 to try to curb violence in one of the world’s most dangerous cities.”
Authorities said Acosta, 33, was caught Friday in the northern city of Chihuahua along with his bodyguard.
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