Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mexico Announces Capture of Gulf Cartel’s Top Leader

More on El Coss From New York Times

By Randal C. Aarchibold
New York Times

Mexican marines presented Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez to reporters in Mexico City on Thursday.
 
In a major strike against one of Mexico’s largest drug-trafficking organizations, the Mexican Navy said Thursday that it had detained one of the most sought-after drug kingpins in Mexico and the United States, the top leader of the Gulf Cartel.

In an early morning news conference in Mexico City, the man, Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez, who faces an array of charges in both countries, was marched before reporters by masked marine guards.

A stocky man handcuffed in front and dressed in a checkered shirt and jeans and wearing a bulletproof vest, he looked sternly at the gathering, standing before a table covered with rifle parts, jewelry, a couple of gold-plated handguns and other goods seized during his arrest Wednesday evening.

José Luis Vergara, a marine spokesman reading a statement, said Mr. Costilla, 41, known as El Coss, was detained without any resistance by about 30 marines around 6 p.m. in Tampico in northeastern Tamaulipas State. Several other people detained with him were also shown to reporters, some of them with facial cuts and bruises.

The arrest gives Mexican forces a notable victory in their battle against drug-trafficking leaders, days ahead of Mexican Independence Day celebrations, and presents another blow to the Gulf Cartel, one of the three principal groups feeding rampant violence in the country.



Mr. Costilla has been wanted by the United States since 2002 on charges including drug trafficking, money laundering and threatening to assault and murder federal law enforcement agents, and his arrest sets up the possibility of an extradition.

The agents, with the F.B.I. and the Drug Enforcement Administration, were surrounded and threatened by gunmen, including Mr. Costilla, in the border city of Matamoros in 1999, but were eventually let go, American officials have said.

Just last week, a man identified as another top leader of the gang, Mario Cárdenas Guillén, was detained, also in Tamaulipas, one of Mexico’s most violent states. He had assumed a leadership role after his brother was killed by Mexican forces in 2010, but Mr. Costilla was believed to be running the organization.

George W. Grayson, a professor at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a longtime researcher of the criminal groups, said the arrest demonstrated both the prowess of the Mexican marines — “they have first-rate intelligence, work closely with U.S. security agencies, and go out of their way to prevent leaks” — and the infighting in the Gulf Cartel.

Mr. Costilla, he said, was in the middle of a battle with other leaders to seize and solidify control of important cities in Tamaulipas.

This arrest, he said, is the most important takedown since Mexican marines killed Arturo Beltrán Leyva, chief of the Beltrán organization, in December 2009. That operation is also remembered for the killing of family members of a marine involved in the operation after his funeral.

Analysts have described the Gulf Cartel as somewhat weakened by a spinoff group, the Zetas, and the largest group, the Sinaloa Cartel, which have battled over turf and trafficking routes. The Zetas, too, are said to be split by factionalism.

Mexican and American drug agents believe that cutting off the heads of the organizations ultimately weakens them, but in many cases splinter groups have emerged. Violence as the new gangs and old ones fight it out, coupled with pressure from Mexican security forces, has led to more than 50,000 deaths, with some estimates far higher, in the last six years.

Mr. Costilla’s capture may help burnish the navy’s reputation after an embarrassment this summer.

In June, it said it had captured the “presumed son” of the most wanted drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, or Shorty, but in one of the government’s bigger public embarrassments, the authorities eventually conceded that it was not him.

As President Felipe Calderón’s six-year term draws to a close in December, there is heightened speculation that security forces will deliver him the capture of Mr. Guzmán as well. The military and the police have nearly caught him at least a few times, Mexican and American officials have said.

Tamaulipas also has been the focus of a political scandal, with a former governor and other officials under investigation over accusations of receiving money from drug traffickers.

It became an issue in the July presidential election because the politicians under investigation belonged to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the same as the victor, Enrique Peña Nieto, who had sought to portray the party as beyond its previous corruption and drug scandals.


45 comments:

  1. Lol damn coss u look like 300ibs of sh*t stuffed in a 5lb bag lol you need to start running in place in your jailcell or do some lunges gangsta! Lol

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    1. Lol yes he does lunjes lol

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  2. CIA funds and runs the Mexican Marinas.
    That's why the CIA agents with a marina driver was attacked by police.

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  3. So now Coss has been captured will the rojos take control again they were the Cardenas crew right? And the Metros were with Coss I think.

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    1. Its the other way around.

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  4. Wow i still can't believe that they caught him. Even more so without firing a single bullet smells like a set up, or someone snitched.

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  5. A ver R-53, reportarte cuando la marina te toca el timbre. Queremos ver si le pines al topon y te dan piso o si te sales de la bola jotiando como el Gordo y el Coss.

    Que buen ejemplo ponen tus jefes.

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  6. This guy has no problem slaughtering people over the years, he is fatter than before. Pura caguama y tortillas plus all the dope. Who snitched him out? Now it gets intresting, perfect timing for Taliban to take CDG and slap 40 with it. I'm just saying

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  7. Is it just me or does it look like they gave him a shave & haircut for the presentation? In the video where they are in front of the plane it looks like his hair is longer, mustache is down his neck, and a five o'clock shadow. It looks like they even touched up his side burns, haha.

    And the whole followed the bodyguards back to the secret lair sounds a little to cooked up to me, It's easier to believe he was ratted out by one of the many recent captured and the rest was the work of the fine Mexican Navy in cooperation with good the ole US intelligence agencies.

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    1. Yeah man and the mexican marines in reality are us navy seals working undercover in Mexico. No mames puto now you all are gonna say that the US is behind this arrest..... and for all of you that say that he should die in the line fighting the soldiers just ask tony tormenta or Arturo Beltran how that works for them..... VIVA LA MARINA DE MEXICO!!!!!

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    2. Hahaha A huevo they gave him a shave & also a haircut porque es el Jefe Coss y el mero Verga!!!
      Arriba Matamoros Tamaulipas Putos!!!

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  8. a ver si aprenden todo ke se dice sicario. si los jefes se rinden con la cola entre las patas, para ke andan rifando la vida? no sean pendejoos.

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  9. I've been reading left and right that no CDS boss has been taken in the past 6 years are you fucking kidding me

    El Animal, nachom, el flaco, el jabali etc. i guess those dont count

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    1. Jock riders here we go again! Those dudes we're given up by their fearless leader Chapo Guzman.

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  10. Mexican cartels not so tuff or sophisticated after all. If the great USA wants u, then we'll get you.

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  11. Another one bites the dust. LOLOL!!! Thanks President Obama!!!

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  12. For quite a period of time we have had to endure the el Coss cheerleaders paint him like some kind of folk hero. This has to be a crushing blow for the inbelice fanboys.

    We now see him exposed in the bright lights for what he actually is. A fat criminal brute surrounded by worthless thugs.

    In a perfect world he's be hanged in some public square like the parasite on society he is.

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  13. I tell you what seems fishy if there's no interview in the next 24 hours then he probably got himself a plea bargain. they interview everybody else that gets caught why not this Guy doesn't it seem a little odd to yall

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  14. Massive kick in the balls for the Golf Cartel.

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  15. May the heroic Marines (Mexican) be safe and be protected from the dangers. I'm so proud that they are not corrupted by the greed and power. May the CIA give you the intelligence and arms to do your job and keep the Mexican citizens safe. You are truly the unsung heroes in Mexico . . . Viva Mexico!

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  16. La reina del pacífico no es culpable so she's going to be free.

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    1. Fuck la reina de el pacifico.. she was just CDS lil whore... Plus Wtf is this have to do with Coss jackass?

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  17. As the world turns another soap opera begins its anybodys guess what happens next not very organized crime you got alot of infighting you got different factions you got alot of splintered gangs and a whole lot of snitching some of you assume sinaloa snitched I dont think so coss was old school and initiated the truce with sinaloa to ally with them to take out zetas he would not tell sinaloa of his where about it was some one from his own group who knew what he was up too then again you got the D E A and there informants so dnt spread rumors that it was sinaloa they been alligned with cdg a couple years now in combating zeta why not then have coss caught if you look at originally it was sinaloa cdg and la familia. Against zetas Juarez beltran and Tijuana sinaloa needed cdg well not its any bodys game bets any one on what happens next.

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  18. WELE A TACUACHE ESE JALE QUE PESCARON A LOS DOS JEFES..QUE CLASE DE JEFES VAN ANDAR ESCONDIENDOSE JUNTOS? NOMAS ESTOS PENDEJOS..I BET SR.40 IS RIDING AS A COOPERATING WITNESS IN THE MEX AUTHORITIES VEHICLE,POINTING OUT THE HIDING SPOTS..PINCHE RELAJE...WELL,THATS THE NEW TREND,RATTING OUT PEOPLE AND USING THAT AS A WEAPON...WHAT GOES AROUND,COMES AROUND..PEACE OUT..
    M=21

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  19. Since Mexico don't have the death penalty, why not lock them up with their enemies?
    Let their enemies take care of them.
    That would be better than the death penalty.
    Also, it's gratifying to know that there are so many heroic men and women who risk their lives to combat such people.

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  20. Thanks President Obama? For what? Debt, no jobs, failed foreign policy, failed stimulus, cronyism, socialism, letting people break the laws, suing states that have voted in law legally, corruption up the ass, an AG (Holder) that refuses to go after black people, and for apologizing for and American flexing his first amendment rights to talk shit about Islam and not one promise being kept? Oh, but thanks because Mexico caught Coss? Jesus Christ you are a fucking idiot!

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    1. Rush? Rush limbaugh is that you? Damn i knew you were in here somewhere. I see you still hate everything and everybody with any rhetoric other than yours. Saludos amigo.

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    2. Obamas just picking up the mess that the fuck head republicans left. And i think obama has nothing to do with this. This shit was a set up from inside. And u can thank the mexican marines for the capture.

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  21. The 20 dogs captured in Guanajato are not defenders of the order. They do not have any association whatsoever with the brotherhood. This is why I risk coming on here, how can we help our people and rid the filth when things like this happen. When police give deals to these scum that rape and steal and kill innocents??? When these trash use the good name of the order to create fear and even enslave?? We are not feared in the homeland and do not wish to be feared, only by the filth should we be feared. Push for the truth push for the filth to be revealed. 4 of these so called brothers were in prison at the time of there "arrest"
    Truth can be covered, but the cover does not change the truth.
    El Soldado

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    1. Guachito atrazado. How about c.t stop extorting and kidnapping the people you swore to protect. Extorting avacado farmers haha. Y no me digas k no princesa, mi primo keria importar aguacates de michoacan a este lado pero por mañozos como usteds nunca se pudo. Tienen mafia asta en los aquacates y lo k hacen es k pierden inversiones y trabajo pa michoacan. Me paso los c.t por mis huevos rancheros. Att: Yo, e dicho y no repito

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  22. When the flood reigns arrive the beasts of the land must battle against the creatures of the deep.

    Я.35+Ф.38=Х

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  23. wot happens next?...faze two on chapo's plans, he gets the leftover CDG and offers them to join CDS.

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  24. LOL, keep dreaming.
    Mexico takes down a most wanted man, and you CIA deepthroaters give all the credit to someone else. Good ole USof A, Good ole us, good ole corrupt CIA

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  25. It was not obama or CIA or DEA or la MARINA that led to his arrest from there so called "intel work" it was chapo that gave both of them up cuz they called truce on taliban and lazcano and from wat i read so far, zambada wasent to happy about chapos actions, and that stupid ass that wrote that mexican marines arent crooked, top leaders of the "MARINA" are on chapos pay, why u think thay smoked arturo beltran, he send them, i know this for a fact cause my cousin told me, he is a comando with the mexican marines based at manzanillo colima

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    1. SMH......pendejo... That's all I can say is pendejo. Reads a post on a blog and now he's going to set everyone straight lol. Let me guess the us is hiding aliens and iraq has nukes

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    2. Badass so your cousin is a crooked as shitbag in la marina that supports el chapo no wonder mexico is all fucked up fucken idiot keep suppirting all the crooked fucks in mexico

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  26. That guy El Coss, looks PISSED off!! game over for him...life of luxury over and out.

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  27. Why did they arrest Keifer Sutherland with this group on the airplane. Was he working undercover for CTU again...seriously..look at the video..LOL

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  28. Sure buddy , your cousin said so . Hahahahahaa

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    1. Yea he did, he distributes fruits and vegetables to stores in Georgia and S. Carolina. And went 2months to colima and michoacan to try to set things up, but he never could do to negative influences down there. Thanks for agreeing with me idiot

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  29. El Soldado .
    Hermano,you have no need to fear anything to do with this site.You must watch who you tell in your environment.You tell no-one,even your compadre.
    As for posting on here,you are perfectly safe,and we want to hear what you have to say,no matter what some clowns may say.Cuidate snr.

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  30. Great they caught Hardy from laurel n hardy. You know it's proven that Waterboarding cartel members does work. Ppl commenting here act like they part of the cartel . FK em all. And don't extradite them to USA. It cost almost $40k a yr to house a prisoner. Mex can afford it with all the millions sent by illegals. Who buys mex weed anyways that's garbage compared to the hydro u can grow in ur own home.

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    1. Omg.. A hateful stonner?? Now I've seen everything. These guys are usually pretty mellow too. Did you run out? Lol

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