POSTED: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 3:52am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 3:53am
Arrested enroute to S. Padre Island
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The up-and-coming nephew of imprisoned Gulf Cartel king Osiel Cardenas Guillen is in U.S. custody after being arrested in deep South Texas, where he had decked out a luxury home, concealed his identity and was hiding from both the law and his fellow Mexican underworld rivals.
Rafael Cardenas Vela was wearing pink shorts and loafers while being driven to South Padre Island by his bodyguards when their pickup was pulled over by police, who were working with federal agents and had been tipped to his whereabouts.
To read more on Vela's arrest; head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Nephew-of-Mexican-cartel-kingpin-busted-in-Texas-2236295.php