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Mexico Gulf Cartel leader captured

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 - 01:05

Aug. 19 - Mexican authorities confirm the arrest of the alleged leader of the Gulf Cartel, Mario Ramirez Trevino, known as X-20 or ''The Bald One.'' Sarah Toms reports.

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Mexican troops have captured one of the country's most wanted drug gang leaders. Mario Ramirez Trevino shown in this photograph, known as X-20 or "The Bald one" is said to be the head of the cocaine and marijuana smuggling Gulf Cartel. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MEXICAN GOVERNMENT SECURITY OFFICE SPOKESPERSON, EDUARDO SANCHEZ SAYING: "He is considered to be one of those most responsible for the violence generating in Tamaulipas. This person is characterized for his use of extreme violence and he is most likely responsible for ordering attacks with weapons and explosives against police installations causing the deaths of a number of elements (policemen) and he has also been shown to be the intellectual author of various kidnappings, particularly two in the state of Veracruz." Washington believes Ramirez's cartel controls most of the cocaine and marijuana trafficking from Mexico to the US and offered a five billion dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.

Mexico Gulf Cartel leader captured

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 - 01:05

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