Friday, September 2, 2011

Gulf Cartel Leader Flores Borrego Killed In Reynosa

Samuel Flores-Borrego

Photo: DEA

Second in command leader of the Gulf Cartel killed in Tamaulipas

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 2, 2011

Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico - On Friday, the Tamaulipas State Attorney General's Office announced that Samuel Flores-Borrego, 39, aka, "El Metro 3" or "El Cabezon" was found fatally shot along with his former law enforcement partner Eloy Lerma, an Ministry agent assigned to the city of Ordaz. The bodies of both men were discovered late Thursday inside a parked truck about 20 miles South of Reynosa along the Monterrey-Reynosa highway. Flores-Borrego a former Ministry agent before joining the Gulf Cartel worked with Lerma in the San Fernando and Miguel Alemán Districts.
Flores-Borrego, as second in command led the Gulf Cartel in the state of Nuevo León and San Fernando. Flores-Borrego was wanted for drug trafficking, multiple homicides and other federal crimes. He was also wanted in Houston, Texas by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for smuggling drugs into the country. The U.S. government had offered a $5 million dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.

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