Mexico's federal police (Federales) arrested a drug lord suspected of ordering the killing of eight police officers in his home country of Guatemala in June 2013, according to a former U.S. narcotics officer, John Kubisty. He was extradited back to his home country on Sunday.
Eduardo Villatoro Cano, a/k/a "Guayo Cano," was detained in southern Mexico and handed over to Guatemalan police for prosecution.
Cano and 36 of his men allegedly attacked a police station in northwestern Guatemala in June. With Cano's capture, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said Guayo Cano’s gang is now totally dismantled.
Nine police officers were on duty during the midnight-shift at the remote police station when heavily armed narco-terrorists invaded the building and shot at them at least 40 times, according to Kubisty, who has worked as a narcotics officer in Central America in the past.
Eight police officers were murdered on the spot, while the watch-commander was allegedly abducted by Cano's gang and is presumed dead.
Guatemala is being used as a transit route for cocaine trafficked by FARC in Colombia and smuggled into Mexico and across the U.S. border.