Nephew of Osiel Cardenas arrested

Televisa photo of Mario Alberto Cardenas Medina

The nephew of drug lord Osiel Cardenas is behind bars in Matamoros where he is accused of running his jailed uncle TMs drug cartel.

The El Milenio newspaper reported that Mexican soldiers arrested Mario Alberto Cardenas-Medina and three others on Monday.

The newspaper reported that Cardenas-Medina goes by the nickname El Betillo and is the nephew of jailed Gulf Cartel leader Osiel Cardenas.

Cardenas-Medina allegedly confessed to helping his another uncle run the organization in Osiel Cardenas TM absence.

El Milenio reported that Cardenas-Guillen allegedly receiving shipments of cocaine in the Playa Bagdad area and them moving north into the United States.

Details about the Cardenas-Guillen TMs arrests were not available but Mexican army officials said he and the others were caught with grenades and high-powered weapons.

Click here to read the full story from El Milenio in Spanish

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