Mexico said it had captured the leader of the country's Gulf drug cartel, in a new blow to the criminal groups that have terrorized the country for years.
Mexican soldiers inspect a vehicle at a checkpoint on the road to Tlacotepec in Eduardo Neri municipality, Mexico, on August 2, 2013. The Mexican government says Mario Ramirez Trevino, leader of the Gulf drug cartel in the north of the country, and wanted in the United States, has been arrested.
The interior ministry said in a brief statement that soldiers captured Mario Ramirez Trevino, described as "the head of a criminal organization that operated in the north of the country," in an operation on Saturday morning.
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