EXCLUSIVE: Gulf Cartel Boss Arrested for Allegedly Funding Mexican Border State Political Candidates

EXCLUSIVE: Gulf Cartel Boss Arrested for Allegedly Funding Mexican Border State Political Candidates


Though Mexico’s government remains tight-lipped about the arrest of a top leader with the Gulf Cartel, Breitbart Texas exclusively confirmed the elusive figure’s downfall was due in part to his suspected involvement in political campaign financing.

Breitbart Texas broke the news and published an exclusive photograph on Tuesday after Mexico’s military arrested Evaristo “El Vaquero” Cruz Sanchez, the leader of the Matamoros faction of the Gulf Cartel and responsible for much of the violence in northeastern Tamaulipas and sections of San Luis Potosi. The arrest took place in Nuevo Leon, where Vaquero kept a low profile away from the authorities hunting him in Matamoros.

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Breitbart Texas learned that Mexico’s government targeted El Vaquero over his alleged use of proceeds from fuel theft schemes to fund political campaigns. Mexico is expected to hold congressional and gubernatorial elections this summer.

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