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In this photo released by the National Civil Police, masked soldiers escort Jairo Estuardo Orellana in handcuffs after his arrest as they bring him to an air force base in Guatemala City, late Thursday, May 15, 2014. Guatemala's Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla announced the government detained Orellana, an alleged member of Mexico's Zetas Cartel drug gan

In this photo released by the National Civil Police, masked soldiers escort Jairo Estuardo Orellana in handcuffs after his arrest as they bring him to an air force base in Guatemala City, late Thursday, May 15, 2014. Guatemala’s Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla announced the government detained Orellana, an alleged member of Mexico’s Zetas Cartel drug gang

The son-in-law of suspected drug lord Waldemar Lorenzana Lima who was extradited to the United States in March, is following in his father-in-law’s footsteps

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A suspected Zetas leader in Guatemala who is wanted in the United States was arrested following a firefight in the eastern part of the Central American country, a senior official said Friday.

Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said that Jairo Orellana Morales was captured in Zacapa province after a shootout with federal forces that killed a police officer and two others.Lopez Bonilla said Orellana Morales was arrested Thursday along with seven of his accomplices.

After his arrest, Orellana Morales was flown to Guatemala City where he was shown to the press wearing only pants. His face was bruised.

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