Image: Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa
Felipe Leon  /  Reuters
Mexican Federal Police brings in Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa (white shirt) and Miguel Angel Reyes Grajales, suspected members of the Zetas, the Gulf cartel's feared armed wing, in Mexico City.
updated 4/30/2009 4:59:20 AM ET 2009-04-30T08:59:20

Mexican police have arrested suspected Zeta gang leader Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa, one of Mexico's 24 most-wanted drug traffickers.

Federal police say Sauceda Gamboa was detained in the border city of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas.

Sauceda Gamboa appears on a list of 24 alleged drug traffickers published by prosecutors in March. Authorities have offered rewards of up to $2.1 million for each suspect.

Police said Wednesday that they also seized five rifles and more than 4,500 rounds of ammunition in the raid that netted Sauceda Gamboa.

The Zetas are a violent drug gang based in the states along Mexico's Gulf coast, and have been involved in many of the killings that have taken more than 10,650 lives since 2006.

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