Alleged drug lord 'La Barbie' pleads guilty to U.S. charges

Edgar Valdez Villareal, known as "La Barbie," pleaded guilty to charges in a U.S. federal court on Wednesday.

Story highlights

  • U.S. officials describe conviction as a victory for people on both sides of the border
  • Edgar Valdez Villareal pleads guilty to drug and money laundering charges
  • Valdez is known as "La Barbie," reportedly because of his blue eyes and light complexion