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Mexican Alleged Cartel Leader Arrested in Mazatlan, AP Says

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the alleged leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested by Mexican and U.S. authorities overnight in the beach town of Mazatlan, the Associated Press reported, citing a U.S. law enforcement official who asked not to be identified.

A press official for Mexico’s Interior Ministry declined to comment, as did Mark Johnson, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The Mexican government has scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. local time.