Gunfights in Reynosa Mexico Border Town After Drug Gang Leader ‘El Gafe’ Arrested
Residents of a Mexican border town were told by police to stay off main roads after gunfights and burning vehicles blocked streets. A drug gang leader, ‘El Gafe’ had earlier been arrested.
A spokesman for the Mexican town of Reynosa on the US border said ‘El Gafe’ (The Jinxed One) the leader of the Gulf Cartel had been arrested on Friday and taken to the capital, Mexico City.
The city ground to a halt on Friday afternoon after vehicles were set on fire and shooting began.
Two by-standers may have been killed in the fighting, according to the police.
Reynosa has been the site of turf wars between two rival drug gangs - the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas - over the last year. They have been fighting for control of the border smuggling routes into the United States, and crime rackets.