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Top Commander For Gulf Cartel Captured

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - A rise in the violence across our border, and tonight authorities say a top commander for the Gulf Cartel responsible for that surge, is captured. 

Petro-Nilo Moreno-Flores also known as M-100 or Metro Cien, was arrested this morning on October 19, 2018. 

The government of Mexico confirmed his arrest.

Moreno-Flores worked closely with Jose Alfredo Cardenas-Martinez, the nephew of Gulf Cartel Leader, Osiel Cardenas.

He is the number-five  target in the Rio Grande Valley sector "Se Busca Initiative."

Authorities say Moreno-Flores is responsible for violence in recent days in Reynosa, Matamoros and Rio Bravo.

All stemming from on-going confrontations with the Noreste Cartel. 

Moreno-Flores is linked to organized crime including drug, weapon, and human smuggling. 

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