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Paging Michelle Obama: 6 Dead In Acapulco Drug Violence

ACAPULCO, Mexico – Police have identified an alleged hit man arrested on suspicion of taking part in a gunbattle that left six people dead and five wounded during a raging attack on the main boulevard in Acapulco’s tourist zone.

A federal police statement released early Thursday said Ernesto Antonio Rocha Reyes, 26, was carrying a high-powered assault rifle when authorities, searching for suspects after the attacks, caught him.

The statement said Reyes is an associate of Texas-born Edgar Valdez Villarreal, nicknamed “La Barbie,” who federal authorities believe is battling Hector Beltran Leyva for control of the Beltran Leyva cartel.

A mother and her 8-year-old child, a taxi driver and a federal police officer were among the dead Wednesday.


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