Updated: Sunday, 05 Jun 2011, 7:02 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 04 Jun 2011, 3:56 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican federal police say they have detained the man who leads the Zetas drug gang for the Caribbean coastal state where resort city of Cancun is located.
Federal police say Victor Manuel Perez Izquierdo was also in charge of kidnappings, extortion and killings for the Zetas in Quintana Roo state.
They announced Saturday that he was picked up Thursday in Cancun after he tried to escape in his car.
Police say information gleaned from the arrest of other Zeta members in Cancun led to his capture.
While Quintana Roo has not seen the levels of violence plaguing Mexico's northern border, the region is a major drug trafficking zone.
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