Mexico: Top drug cartel leader gunned down

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 6, 2010 03:31

MEXICO  CITY — A Mexican federal official says reputed drug cartel leader Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen has been killed in shootout in the border city of Matamoros.

Federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire says Cardenas Guillen was killed Friday in a clash with marines.

Poire says three gunmen and two marines were also killed.

Cardenas Guillen is allegedly a top leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel.


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