Mexico catches leader of Gulf Cartel drug gang

Mario Cardenas one of their highest-profile arrests in months


Mexico has captured a leader of the country's Gulf Cartel in one of the highest-profile arrests in months in President Felipe Calderon's war on drug gangs.

Mario Cardenas was captured in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas on Monday by Mexican marines, a source told Reuters. He was paraded in front of the media in Mexico City on Tuesday.