Hector Beltran Leyva’s criminal career is an illustration that even the most violent groups need a soft side.
Beltran Leyva was captured exactly where anyone who has followed his trajectory would expect: eating a meal at a popular restaurant with a political insider, according to the Attorney General’s Office.
No bodyguards. No deadly gunfight. Just a quiet arrest, fingerprinting, photos (see one example above) and a perp walk (see video below).
Since becoming the head of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) in 2009, he has passed himself off as as many things, most recently as an art dealer and real estate monger, the government said. It was a good cover for a guy who had a $5 million bounty on his head in the US and a $2 million bounty in Mexico.
Indeed, Hector, alias “El H,” was always on the dollar-side of the business, …