As I’ve long believed, any arrests of Mexican cartel members is simply a ruse, part of the consolidation of power of Sinoloa leader Shorty Guzman, a testament to how high up the government food chain his corrupting influence is.
Today we learn another competitor to Guzman has been busted:
MEXICO CITY — The leader of the Gulf cartel, one of Mexico’s oldest drug-running organizations, was captured by the Mexican army Saturday, officials said, dealing a new blow to a decades-old enterprise whose power has waned in recent years with the rise of other criminal groups.
Mario Armando Ramirez Treviño, 51, who is wanted in the United States, was arrested Saturday morning, according to a government statement. Mexican news organizations reported that he was detained in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, near the Texas border.