Agents from the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) caught Heriberto Rodríguez Hernández, alias "el Negrolo" on Monday in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state. He is believed to be the leader of the Northeast Cartel. El Negrolo was flown to Mexico City, where in the next few hours he will be turned over to the Attorney General's Office (FGR). El Negrolo was flown to Mexico City, where in the next few hours he will be turned over to the Attorney General's Office (FGR).
When the leader of the Northeast Cartel was caught, shots were fired in different parts of Nuevo Laredo early on Monday morning. This led members of the Mexican Army to increase security in this part of Tamaulipas. The Sedena put in security filters and did patrols to keep an eye on things. The State Guard also joined the filters that were put in between the airport and the Anáhuac highway, between the Mexico II highway and the Anáhuac highway, and between the Mexico II highway and the Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo highway.
This morning, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that a leader of a group of criminals had been caught in Nuevo Laredo. "We will keep making sure that the people are safe. At dawn today, there was a fight in Nuevo Laredo. The leader of a criminal group was arrested, and there were reactions "he said.