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Mexican troops capture suspected Gulf cartel boss

Published on Sep 13, 2012 12:42 PM

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.

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