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Ramiro Pozos Gonzalez, Mexico Drug Gang Leader, Reportedly Captured

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Ramiro Pozos Gonzalez, aka
Ramiro Pozos Gonzalez, aka "El Molca," the alleged founder and leader of a criminal organization known as "The Resistance," is led to his media presentation at the Federal Police headquarters after his detention in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Leonardo Casas)

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican police have captured a founding member and leader of a drug-trafficking gang based in western Mexico.

Mexican federal police anti-drug chief Ramon Pequeno says agents captured Ramiro Pozos Gonzalez in central Mexico State.

Pequeno says Pozos is a founding member of La Resistencia drug gang, which operates in Mexico City and the states of Jalisco, Michoacan and Mexico.

Pequeno says La Resistencia was created in 2010 by former members of the Gulf, La Familia and Milenio drug cartels. La Resistencia later formed an alliance with the brutal Zetas drug cartel.

The 42-year-old Pozos smiled and gave two thumbs up when he was paraded before journalists Wednesday.

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