A top drug-trafficking accomplice of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was detained in Mexico on Wednesday, shortly after he was returned from the United States after completing a prison sentence for distributing cocaine.
Hector 'El Guero' Palma was a former partner of Guzman, the head of the powerful Sinaloa cartel who is now fighting extradition to the United States from a Mexican prison.
Palma was rearrested by officials on his repatriation to Matamoros, a town directly across the U.S. border, although it is unclear what charges he faces.
In the absence of Guzman, Mexican officials appear to be increasingly . . .