Mexico detains cartel operator tied to 350 murders

Police have detained a drug cartel operator in northern Mexico suspected of being responsible for the killing of more than 350 people found in 23 clandestine graves, authorities said Thursday.

Mario Nunez Meza, 39, was captured on Wednesday in Ciudad Juarez, which borders Texas, without a shot being fired, federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez told a news conference.

Sanchez said Nunez is a “close collaborator” of Mexico‘s most wanted man, Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

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