Mexican soldiers have captured one of the country's most-wanted drug lords.
Officials say Hector Huerta Rios was arrested Tuesday in the state of Nuevo Leon, which borders Texas in the southwestern United States. They say he was one of dozens of drug suspects on a most-wanted list published by the Mexican government on Monday.
Authorities have described Huerta Rios as a member of the powerful Beltran Leyva cartel and that he was sought on a murder charge. Known as "La Burra," or "the donkey," he is the third person arrested in less than a week as the government of President Felipe Calderon cracks down on drug cartels.
Word of the arrest Wednesday came shortly before U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Mexico City for talks with President Calderon on the drug issue, trade and other regional matters.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.