Mexico Offers $2 Million Bounty for Key Drug Lords

by Benjamin Domenech on 12:42 am March 24, 2009

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s government on Monday offered up to $2 million each for information leading to the arrest of 24 top drug lords in a public challenge to the cartels’ violent grip on the country.

The list indicated that drug gangs have splintered into six main cartels under pressure from the U.S. and Mexican governments. The two most powerful gangs—the Pacific and Gulf cartels—each suffered fractures that have given rise to new cartels, according to the list published by the Attorney General’s Office.

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