Gulf Cartel supreme leader 'El Coss' reported captured in Tampico
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 03:30:20 GMT —
Mexican media outlets are reporting that the Gulf Cartel's supreme leader was captured without a single bullet being fired.
Televisa's national news anchor Joaquin Lopez-Doriga reported the capture late Wednesday night.
According to Lopez-Doriga on television and his Twitter account, marines with the Mexican Navy captured Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sanchez in Tampico today.
Costilla-Sanchez, goes by the nickname "El Coss," reportedly ruled his faction of the Gulf Cartel with an iron fist.
But according to Mexico's Milenio newspaper, Costilla-Sanchez was captured without a single bullet being fired.
Mexican media outlets are reporting that Costilla-Sanchez will be presented in Mexico City early Thursday morning.
Costilla-Sanchez's arrests comes with days of the arrest of Mario Cardenas-Guillen, the supreme leader of a rival faction in the Gulf Cartel.
Back in March 2009, the Mexican government had issued a $30 million peso ($2 million dollar) reward for Costilla-Sanchez's capture.