2 key drug arrests made in Mexico

The Associated Press

Mexico detained a former senior police official Friday on suspicion of aiding drug traffickers, as well as an alleged founder of a vicious gang of drug cartel hit men.

Police arrested Jaime Gonzalez Duran, also known as “The Hummer,” in the northern city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas. Gonzalez Duran is allegedly one of the founding members of the Zetas, a group of army deserters who went to work as hit men for the Gulf cartel.

Prosecutors also announced that Rodolfo de la Guardia Garcia, the No. 2 official in the Federal Agency of Investigation from 2003 to ’05, was under house arrest as investigators look into the possibility that he leaked information to the Sinaloa cartel.