Organized Crime & Gangs

Leader of Mexico Gulf drug cartel killed in shootout

“A leader of Mexico’s powerful Gulf drug cartel, Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, also known as ‘Tony Tormenta,’ was killed in a shootout with soldiers in northeastern Mexico, officials said.

‘Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, leader of the Gulf criminal organization, was brought down,’ public security spokesman Alejandro Poire told journalists.

Three outlaws and two members of the security forces were also killed during the firefight Friday in the border city of Matamoros, across from the US city of Brownsville, Poire said.”

(AFP: Leader of Mexico Gulf drug cartel killed in shootout)

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