Ex-Gulf Cartel boss gets life sentence for drug conspiracy

FILE - Mexican Navy marines escort Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sanchez, aka "El Coss," as he is shown to the press at the Mexican Navy's Center for Adva...

September 16, 2022
1:54 AM

FILE - Mexican Navy marines escort Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sanchez, aka "El Coss," as he is shown to the press at the Mexican Navy's Center for Advanced Naval Studies on Sept. 13, 2012, in Mexico City. A federal judge in Brownsville, Texas, sentenced Costilla-Sanchez to life in prison on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, for conspiring to ship cocaine and marijuana from Mexico into the United States. Dario Lopez-Mills - staff, AP BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national who headed the Gulf Cartel from 2003 to 2012 was sentenced Thursday to life in prison and ordered to pay a $5 million forfeiture after pleading guilty in a U.

Dario Lopez-Mills