Mexican troops capture suspected Gulf cartel boss
MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Mexican troops on Wednesday captured a man identifying himself as suspected Gulf cartel leader Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, one of the most wanted druglords in the country, the navy said.
A navy statement said its troops had arrested a man who "identifies himself as Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, aka 'El Coss,' the alleged main leader of the Gulf cartel", in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas.
Costilla Sanchez is on Mexico's list of the 37 most wanted drug bosses.
Authorities had offered a US$2.2 million (S$2.71 million) reward for his arrest.