Mario Ramirez Trevino, the Gulf Cartel leader, known as X-20, the country’s most revered drug gang leader, responsible for smuggling cocaine and marijuana, has been captured by Mexican Troops.
A reward of $5 million has been offered by the US government, whilst Mexico offered $3 million for any information leading to the capture of Mr. Ramirez
Jorge Eduardo Costilla was the former leader, known as The Cozz, but was captured last September, and it is now thought that Ramirez had assumed Costilla’s criminal dealings.
The drug baron was taken down by the combined efforts of an Army and Marines venture, in a Mexican state, called Tamaulipas.
It is expected that the announcement of his capture will be made on Sunday, but further details on his arrest have not been provided by the Mexican authorities.
Ramirez is considered to be just as violent as the leader of another drug-supplying faction, a man going by the name of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, of an outfit called the Zetas Cartel; he too was also captured last month, and authorities announced his arrest in July.
The leader of the Gulf Cartel was wanted by US authorities since 2006.
This is one of the most significant arrests, since President Enrique Pena Nieto came to the fore, in December of last year. He has guaranteed change to the policies, implemented by the previous government, so drug cartels might be tackled through law officials on a localized level, rather than solely seeking to capture big names.
Written By: Landi Bezuidenhout