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Mexico Arrests Top Member of Sinaloa Cartel 

Mexican authorities say they have arrested the son of one of the country's top drug lords.

Officials say Vicente Zambada, known as "El Vicentillo," was arrested Wednesday in an exclusive neighborhood in Mexico City.

His father is Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, a top leader in the Sinaloa cartel - considered one of Mexico's most powerful and dangerous drug gangs.

The younger Zambada was allegedly in charge of operations and security for the group.

Last October, Ismael Zambada's brother, Jesus, was detained in Mexico City. He was allegedly in control of the Sinaloa cartel's operations in central Mexico.

The cartel is blamed for smuggling huge amounts of cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamines into the United States, often using the Mexico City airport.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has deployed thousands of troops across Mexico to fight the country's drug cartels.

Drug-related violence has increased since the campaign began, with more than 1,000 people killed this year.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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