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.