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Zetas, Gulf drug cartel members arrested in northern Mexico state
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:24 PM EDT
A Mexican security official says two alleged top members of the Zetas and Gulf drug cartels have been arrested through government efforts to quell violence in the border state of Tamaulipas.
Rubido said Wednesday that federal police arrested alleged Gulf drug cartel leader Juan Manuel Rodriguez Rodriguez Tuesday in Reynosa. He said Rodriguez Rodriguez took over that cartel's leadership in August.
Rubido says Mexican marines arrested alleged Zetas leader Ricardo Ivan Santillan Trejo on Monday in Ciudad Mante. He says Santillan Trejo assumed the Zetas leadership in the area after the previous leader's 2011 arrest following the massacre of 72 Central American migrants.