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Ex-leader of New Cartel of Juárez gets 13 years

Bucerías, Nayarit — A federal judge has handed down a prison sentence of 13 years and eight months to Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, alias Bety la Fea, former leader of the New Cartel of Juárez.

The drug trafficker was arrested in August 2013 by elements of the Federal Police in the town of Bucerías, Nayarit. Upon his arrest, he was found carrying weapons, cartridges and narcotics.

The Attorney General’s Office says that with the evidence obtained by the police agent from the Investigation of Organized Crime, the Second District Judge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas was able to hand down the sentence.

Bety la Fea assumed the leadership of the Juarez cartel after his brother, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, apparently resigned. Bety la Fea and his criminal organization were in a direct struggle with Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán for oChihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora and Durango territory.