NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 2009
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(Miami: Mark Potter) The victory for Mexican President Felipe Calderon with the death of drug kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva in a shootout in Cuernavaca featured; scenes shown of fighting in the streets and the bullet-ridden apartment; details given about his drug trade with the US, his extreme violence and his role in corrupting Mexican officials. [DEA intelligence chief Anthony PLACIDO- says Beltran Leyva wasn’t a big fish, he was a whale.] The ongoing hunt for cartel leader Joaquin Shorty Guzman noted.
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