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El Huevo: Alleged drug lord's arrest causes violent clashes in Mexico


A suspected drug lord, whose arrest sparked clashes in north-eastern Mexico, has been deported to the US.

Juan Gerardo Treviño, also known as "El Huevo" or "The Egg," was captured at dawn on Monday by Mexican authorities.

A violent gun fight between the military and gang members ensued in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the Mexico-US border.

A US citizen and on a "wanted" list, he is facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges there.

He is also accused of murder, terrorism, extortion and criminal association in Mexico, the government told Reuters news agency.

The capture of the high-profile cartel leader is "one of the most important arrests of the last decade", Mexican Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard told CB Televisión.

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