Mexico captures 'El Marro', cartel boss blamed for fueling violence

MEXICO CITY, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Mexican federal and state security forces have captured prominent drug gang leader Jose Antonio Yepez, also known as "El Marro," the attorney general's office of the central state of Guanajuato said on Sunday morning.

Yepez, boss of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel, which became notorious for fuel theft, has been blamed for a surge in crime in Guanajuato, a major flashpoint of gang violence. (Reporting by Dave Graham and Noe Torres; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

08/02/2020 13:20

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