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Authorities in Mexican border state of Tamaulipas offering cash rewards for cartel kingpins capture

July 28, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Authorities in Mexican border state of Tamaulipas offering cash rewards for cartel kingpins capture

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Mexican officials have offered a string of cash rewards for details leading to the apprehension of four cartel bosses responsible for abductions, slayings, and other violent crimes in the state of Tamaulipas.

The targets are an extension of a continuing program aimed at targeting high-level cartel operatives and associates.

According to reports, investigators identify the four fugitive drug bosses as being linked to the out of control violence in the cities of Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, Ciudad Victoria, and Tampico.

A reward program was implemented last month where officials offered cash for information resulting in the capture of eight other bosses mainly responsible for the violence in the city of Reynosa.

Days after the program was announced, authorities captured Miguel “Flako Sierra” Mercado, one of the targets with a reward of roughly USD 70,000.

The new targets include Juan Gerardo “El Huevo” Treviño Chavez, who is wanted on various charges for leading the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas in Nuevo Laredo.

Among those targeted by authorities include Juan Gerardo “El Huevo” Treviño Chavez, (far right) leader of a Los Zetas faction known as the CDN (Photo: US Drug Enforcement Administration)

The Tamaulipas government has offered a reward of $2 million pesos (USD 100,000) for information leading to his apprehension.

In the border city of Matamoros, police are on the hunt for Ariel “El Tigre” Treviño Peña, a regional leader with the Gulf Cartel who works out of the town called Control.

His capture also carries a reward $2 million pesos.

Tamaulipas officials singled out the cartel boss known as Juan Alfonso “El Gafe” or “Chucho” Vazquez Canto as being behind the skyrocketing violence in Ciudad Victoria.

El Gafe is reportedly the leader of a faction of the now splintered Los Zetas. Authorities are also awarding $2 million pesos.

Another reward of $2million pesos is being offered for information leading to Hector Cresencio “R3” de León’s arrest, who is reportedly a principal figure with the Gulf Cartel responsible for the violence in Tampico in the southern portion of Tamaulipas.

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