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Mexican officials have confirmed the arrest of a suspected powerful gang leader.

Police say Jose Antonio Acosta confessed to ordering the killing of around 1,500 people.

As Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico city, the man nicknamed 'El Diego," is a former police officer who became the head of La Linea, a gang of hitmen and corrupt police officers who act as enforcers for the Juarez Cartel.

Source: Al Jazeera