Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, and delivered a boost to a government battered by gang violence. The 49-year-old gang boss was the prime target of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s effort to regain control of Michoacan, a western state wracked by clashes between Gomez’s Knights Templar cartel and armed vigilantes trying to oust them. Photograph:Henry Romero/Reuters

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A handout photograph released during a news conference by the Mexican government  of Miguel Angel Trevino. Trevino (40) known as Z-40, was captured early yesterday by Mexican army marines near the northern city of Nuevo Laredo on the US border, a government spokesman told reporters. Photograph: Secretaria de Gobernacion/Reuters

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