Infamous Mexican drug cartel leader 'El Marro' arrested on Sunday morning

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Famous Mexican drug cartel leader arrested
Known as "El Marro," the famous Mexican drug cartel leader was captured by the Mexican Army on Sunday morning. Press play to learn more.

MEXICO (KTRK) -- The Mexican Army captured a famous drug cartel leader on Sunday morning, the country's security forces announced.

José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, known as "El Marro," is the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL), a Mexican criminal organization from the state of Guanajuato and rival to the Jalisco Cartel.

A businesswoman kidnapped was also rescued during the operation, according to Alfonso Durazo, Mexico's Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection.

Ortiz will be transferred to CEFERESO, a federal prison in Mexico.

The Guanajuato attorney general released the following statement:

"A joint operation of federal forces and local forces achieved the arrest of the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz alias "El Marro" and the liberation of a businesswoman kidnapped."


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