Jose Escajeda, aka "El Rikin," was arrested Friday in Nuevo Casa Grandes, Chihuahua, CNN reported Sunday.
Escajeda is believed to be a top leader in the Juarez Cartel, which operates a 120-mile smuggling corridor on Mexico's border with Texas, the Mexican military and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a statement.
Escajeda was on the U.S. most-wanted list for suspicion of drug-trafficking in the United States, CNN reported.
Benjamin LeBaron and his brother-in-law were killed by armed men who stormed their home in Galeana, Mexico, in July. The killings were reportedly retribution for the capture of 25 drug suspects in a nearby town, CNN reported.
The LeBarons belonged to the "Community of LeBaron," founded by ex-communicated Mormons in Galeana.
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