Marines caught Los Zetas drug leader near US border|Miguel Treviño Morales

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Marines caught Los Zetas drug leader near US border|Miguel Treviño Morales


Miguel Treviño Morales, a 40-year-old notorious drug cartel leader of Los Zetas, which is based in Mexico, was caught before dawn on Monday. The Mexican marines captured the drug lord together with his bodyguard and an accountant after a helicopter intercepted his truck as he traveled on a dirt road near the northeastern city of Nuevo Laredo, which borders the United States.

Authorities seized over $2 million of cash stuck inside his pickup. The marines were also able to recover eight high-powered weapons from the vehicle, said Eduardo Sanchez, a Mexican government spokesman.

Trevino Morales, also known as Zeta 40, is known for his ruthless leadership. Miguel Treviño Morales' group terrorizes civilians who attempt to testify against his drug operations. In December 2009, Los Zetas' violence left bodies no longer looked like those of humans, torsos scarred by deep lacerations and punctures, with badly beaten severed heads. Butchered limbs lay scattered across a blood-stained tarmac on a squalid back street in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas.

“See. Hear. Shut up, if you want to stay alive,” a note written in block letters on blood-splattered poster board.

Los Zetas uses beheadings and dismemberments to punish rivals or betrayers and presses political leaders to collaborate. However, random killings have become the gang´s trademark — a demonstration that no one is beyond their reach. The group can kidnap,torture and kill anyone they choose.

As early as 2008, the FBI warned U.S. authorities that Los Zetas attempted to gain control of drug routes into America and instructed its members to use violence against U.S. law enforcement officers to protect their operations.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration lauded the Mexican forces and its government on Trevino Morales' arrest. The DEA statement said, “Thanks to the brave men and women of the Government of Mexico, Trevino Morales will now be held accountable for his alleged crimes."- Washingtontimes




Posted by on 16 Jul 2013

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