Saturday, July 30, 2011
Federal Police capture "El Diego", leader of La Linea
The alleged leader of the criminal organization "The Line", the armed wing of the Juarez cartel, Jose Antonio Acosta Hernández "El Diego", was arrested during clashes with federal police in an exclusive subdivision of Chihuahua, Chihuahua.
Acosta Hernandez is reportedly responsible for the Villas de Salvarcar massacre of 15 school children in January, 2010 and with the murder of three Juarez US Consulate employees in March.
Acosta Hernandez is also the alleged mastermind behind the July 16th, 2010 car bomb which killed four, including one Federal police agent.
All security forces in Juarez, especially federal security forces are on high alert in expectation of a possible reprisal attack.