In Altamira, Tamaulipas, federal forces captured, Marco Antonio Haro Rodriguez, El R2 or El Toñín, alleged leader of the Gulf Cartel plaza in the region.
The arrest of Haro Rodriguez, was highlighted in a government statement, after a joint operation that included the Navy of Mexico, the Mexican Army, Federal Police and PGR.
R2 is considered responsible for directing the criminal activities of the Gulf Cartel from southern Tamaulipas to the municipality of Panuco, Veracruz.
Along with Haro Rodriguez they arrested two members of the Golfo Cartel, Eloy Fernando del Ángel Hernández, who was presumably responsible for ordering kidnappings and extortion in southern Tamaulipas and northern Veracruz, and Omar García Torres.
There are reports on social media that Garcia Torres has already been released from custody, but no official confirmation.
In the truck the men were riding in, authorities seized weapons and drugs, including handguns, AR15s and a grenade.
Haro Rodriguez took over leadership after his brother El Chive was arrested in August 2015. The arrest of El Chive was made, after his brother known as R5 was hospitalized subsequent to an explosive accident.