During a precision operation and by a group of highly trained naval elements they managed to arrest Mario Cardenas Guillen, El Gordo , Gulf cartel leader and who along with Eduardo Costilla, El Cos , maintained control of the criminal organization.
According to reports from the PGR, Mario Cardenas Guillen, after his release from prison in 2007 after being arrested in 1995 on charges of organized crime and drug crimes, occupied with his brother Ezekiel cartel leadership Gulf, not to cede control group Heriberto Lazcano, so in February of this year the split came.
Mario Cardenas Guillen became the operator after Ezekiel and his brother was the one who caused the split with Los Zetas .
El Gordo was accused by the PGR to traffic from Matamoros prison and sending large shipments of cocaine and marijuana, and he was transferred in 2003 to Puente Grande Jalisco, was released in 2007.
After his release from prison in 2007, Mario Alberto Cardenas held, along with his brother Ezekiel, alias Tony Tormenta , the Gulf cartel leadership, not to cede control to Los Zetas , a group led by Heriberto Lazcano and then armed cartel Gulf, so did the cleavage of the latter.
A Osiel Cardenas was stopped by the Mexican army in 2003.
Following this capture, Tony Tormenta wanted to take over the leadership of the Gulf cartel, but was unsuccessful.
Since then, Los Zetas attempted to wrest the leadership of the organization, resulting in an endless war in the streets of the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon and Veracruz, where violence has raged ever since.
Years later, in November 2011, the same Navy Abbe in Matamoros Mexico Tony Tormenta , and unleashes a violent new wave, and now it stops Marina heir of Cardenas Guillen, Mario, making its way to leadership of Eduardo Costilla, El Cos.
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