Mexico Captures Notorious Drug Lord 'La Tuta'
Mexican authorities have arrested Servando Gomez Martinez, a former teacher who headed the Knights Templar drug cartel.By Matt Picht | February 27, 2015
Mexican authorities have captured one of the country’s most notorious drug lords, Servando Gomez Martinez, better known by his alias, "La Tuta."
Gomez was arrested without resistance in the capital of Michoacán State early Friday. Local outlets report an earlier operation conducted in the area last week, in which police raided buildings and seized people connected to Gomez, led to Friday's arrest.
A former schoolteacher turned drug kingpin, La Tuta headed up the Knights Templar drug cartel, which split from the cartel known as La Familia after it collapsed in 2010. Unusually outspoken for a drug lord, Gomez gave multiple media interviews and posted speeches and PR videos online. (Video via Telemundo)