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Sunday
Aug182013

Mexico Captures Leader of Drug Cartel

Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) -- The leader of one of Mexico's oldest drug organizations was captured by the Mexican Army Saturday.

Mario Armando Ramirez Treviño, 51, the leader of the Gulf cartel, was detained in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, near the Texas border, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The drug cartel is involved in transporting cocaine and marijuana to the U.S. through border cities.

This is the second arrest of a significant drug leader since Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto took leadership, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Ramirez was also wanted in the United States.

Ramirez had been indicted in the U.S. on drug distribution charges in 2008. The state department offered a reward of up to $5 million for his arrest, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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