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A high-level leader of a deadly drug cartel  wanted by the U.S. government since 2008 was arrested Saturday in Mexico, CBS News reports.

Two law enforcement sources told CBS News that Mario Ramirez-Trevino, also known as Mario Pelon,  was captured Saturday morning by Mexican authorities.

 Ramirez-Trevino, a top  leader of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, had been vying to take over the cartel since the arrest of the Gulf’s top capo, Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias “El Coss,” last September. Some say he succeeded, while others say the cartel continues to be split into factions.

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