Mexico Marines Recapture Fugitive Gulf Cartel Moneyman

Mexico recaptures the alleged chief financial officer of the Gulf Cartel, nine years after he escaped prison.

Mexican marines captured Manuel Alquisires Garcia, alias “El Meme,” when they raided a house in Tampico, in the Gulf Coast state of Tamaulipas, after receiving an anonymous tip.

Officials confiscated a number of weapons, including gold-plated pistols and a grenade, several vehicles, and communication equipment, along with U.S. and Mexican currency.

Alquisires was originally arrested in 1998 along with Osiel Cardenas Guillen, alias “Tony Tormenta,” who later rose to be head of the Gulf Cartel.