- Jul 21, 2005
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Leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas drug cartel captured - World News
I really hope this is a great victory and just not a rival cartel working with the govenment taking out the other guy. Los Zetas are truly a force to be reckoned with, they are ruthless. I have heard of Los Zetas being infiltrated into the US and that is the last thing we need. Maybe the government can move on to get Sinaloa next, I can only pray.MEXICO CITY — Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured before dawn Monday, officials said.
Trevino Morales, 40, was captured by Mexican Marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash on a dirt road in the countryside outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo, which has long served as the Zetas' base of operations. The truck was halted by a Marine helicopter and Trevino Morales was taken into custody along with a bodyguard and an accountant and eight guns, government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez told reporters.
The Zetas leader and his alleged accomplices were flown to Mexico City, where they are expected to eventually be tried in a closed system that usually takes years to prosecute cases, particularly high-profile ones.