Mexico drug lord’s arrest sparks gunfights, three dead

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NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico: A cartel attacked Mexican security forces Friday in reaction to a drug lord’s arrest in a city near the US border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers. The gang torched several vehicles, including a school bus, and used trucks and cars to block streets in Reynosa, sowing panic in the city of 610,000 people across from McAllen, Texas. The firefights began after a leader of the Gulf cartel was arrested in the city, two federal officials said on condition of anonymity, identifying the suspect as Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes, also known as “El Gafe” (The Jinxed One).

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