MEXICO CITY — Clambering to proclaim victory after more than
three years of bloody narcotics warfare, Mexican authorities
paraded the American-born accused kingpin La Barbie before the
offered abundant details of her climb through the violent drug
underworld before his capture in a mountain dream house hideout.
While speculation surged that Mexico would deport Barbie to
stand trial in the United States, where she's still a citizen,
there was no immediate sign of action by Mexico or the U.S.
National security spokesman Alejandro Poire described
Valdez-Villarreal as "highly dangerous," a reference to his drug
cartel's practice of beheading its enemies.
The accused drug
lord "has one foot in the airplane bound for the United States,"
the usually well-informed El Universal newspaper reported.
It is unclear who will keep the assets of Barbie, including
2.28 billion US dollars cash, several dream cars, a massive
wardrobe and several restaurants, doctors offices, and a dream