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This is the stuff movies are made of – except it’s real life.

Daily Mail – A feared female cartel boss known for kidnapping her victims and dumping their dismembered bodies on their families’ doorsteps has been shopped to police by her own hitman lover who became horrified by the monster she had become.

Melissa ‘La China’ Calderon, described by her assassin boyfriend and second-in-command Pedro ‘El Chino’ Gomez as ‘maniacal’ and a ‘control-freak’, is accused of 180 murders.

Mexico’s most powerful female narco was captured on Saturday after El Chino traded information with authorities, including the locations of his girlfriend’s secret burial sites, in exchange for a reduced sentence.

Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda, 30, known by her gang nickname ‘La China’ (The Asian), became involved in organised crime in 2005 when she began working for the Damaso Cartel.

The organisation has ties to the Sinaloa Cartel which operates in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur – one of the country’s primary regions for drug smuggling – and is headed-up by fugitive Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

She rose quickly in the ranks because of her ruthlessness and fierce temper, until she was made commander of its armed wing in 2008.

Read more: Daily Mail

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