Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Police arrest ex-drug lord’s nephew blamed for Tamaulipas violence

Agents from the federal Attorney General’s Office (FGR) arrested the nephew of the former leader of the Gulf Cartel yesterday in Naucalpan, México state, in the greater Mexico City area.

Mario Alberto Cárdenas Medina, also known as “El Betito,” is the nephew of Osiel Cárdenas Guillén and has been identified by authorities as the leader of a gang called Los Metros. He is accused of arms and drug trafficking and blamed for being a major instigator of violence in Tamaulipas.

Cárdenas Medina was located and arrested in a Naucalpan shopping mall by FGR agents. He was in the company of a woman identified only as Miriam M., who was also placed under arrest.

Agents seized a handgun and a loaded magazine, 23 bags containing a narcotic substance and four burner cell phones.

Cárdenas is the son of Mario Cárdenas Guillén, who became leader of the Gulf Cartel after the arrest of his brother Osiel, and founder of the Metros gang.

Cárdenas Gullén was arrested in Altamira, Tamaulipas, in 2012 and sentenced to 20 years in prison for organized crime. There is also a pending extradition order requested by the government of the United States against him.

Source: El Universal (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.


Mexican students have fallen behind in test scores since 2018

The 2022 PISA assessment of 700,000 students in 81 countries found an overall decline in test scores since 2018, and ranked Mexico 51st on the list.

Julio Chavezmontes: The Mexican producer infiltrating international cinema

The producer of the “The Triangle of Sadness,” nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars 2023 tells us his story in the movie industry.
Salazar CDMX guns

US Ambassador Salazar acknowledges scale of illegal arms trafficking to Mexico

President López Obrador hailed Salazar's statement that 7 in 10 weapons used in violent crime in Mexico come from the U.S. as "extremely important."