Drugs the Big Catch

Mexico nets El Pedrino

When police in the Pacific resort town of Puerto Vallarta received the call, it sounded like a routine office robbery at the local bus depot. But when the thieves took refuge in a nearby house guarded by armed men, the police called in the army and state troopers. What they found when they finally stormed the house resulted in Mexico's biggest assault to date on the international narcotics business.

That, at least, is the way the story is being told by some Mexican officials. All that is known for certain is that 24 people were arrested, including, it is believed, members...

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