The Mexican Navy Secretariat (Semar) presented to the media Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez "El Coss", alleged leader of the Gulf Cartel.
At a news conference, Jose Luis Vergara, a spokesman for Semar reported that Mexico had offered a reward of more than 30 million pesos for anyone who gave information for the whereabouts of El Coss.
Authorities said that the leader of the Gulf Cartel was considered by the Mexican federal government and U.S authorities as the most important captured capo in recent times and was arrested along with other accomplices. Among the other men captured some were identified as Miguel "N" El Guero, Jaime "N" El Corona and Ernesto "N."
Some of the other men that were displayed were wearing military uniforms and it is suggested that the men might be part of El Coss protection detail.
"Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez 'El Coss', was arrested around 6 pm in the Lomas de Rosales, in Tampico, Tamaulipas, that included about 30 armed forces of the Mexican marines," said the spokesman of the federal agency.
Jose Luis Vergara said that Costilla Sanchez and 10 others were apprehended and also managed to seize their weapons which will be turned over to the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SIEDO).
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Source: Various Mexican media