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Alleged Female Drug Gang Leader Apprehended in Cancun

FILE - Mexican army soldiers secure a local area after an armed confrontation between the Ministerial Police and criminal groups in the downtown area of Cancun, Mexico. June 15, 2017.

Mexican authorities say they have caught an alleged female drug gang leader linked to much of the violence in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun.

The government said in a statement late Wednesday that federal police and marines caught Leticia Rodriguez in the central state of Puebla.

Mexico's most popular beach destination has been hit by violence in recent months. In January, gunmen attacked the state prosecutors' office in Cancun, killing four people.

The Jalisco New Generation cartel has also been reported to be active in Cancun.