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Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sánchez, alias "El Coss"
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Former Boss of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Pleads Guilty to US Drug Charges

A former leader of the Gulf Cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the United States, a reminder that the once-powerful crime group has all but...
Officials believe a woman could be the next head of the Gulf Cartel
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Woman to Head Gulf Cartel After ‘El Coss’ Capture: Reports

Authorities in Mexico believe that the next leader of the Gulf Cartel could be a woman, an unusual development in the macho world of drug trafficking, but which...
Gulf Cartel boss "El Coss" after his capture
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Capture of Gulf Boss Pushes Zetas Split into Spotlight

The capture of the Gulf Cartel's top leader could mean the end for one of Mexico’s oldest drug trafficking organizations, handing the country’s...
Mario Cardenas Guillen
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Old Generation Gulf Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico

The Mexican Navy announced the arrest of the brother of one of the original founders of the Gulf Cartel, Osiel Cardenas Guillen, in Tamaulipas...
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Death of Gulf Cartel ‘Finance Chief’ Sign of Internal Strife?

An alleged financial operator for the Gulf Cartel was killed in Tamaulipas state, north Mexico, in what could be further evidence of infighting within the...