Mexican marines have captured Miguel Angel Trevino, feared leader of the Zetas drug cartel. GlobalPost reports on the rise of one of Mexico’s deadliest drug gangs, whose tentacles sprawled over the country's borders on Trevino's watch.
"[He] is the alleged perpetrator of the narco graves found in Tamaulipas state, with more than 200 bodies and the execution of more than 50 people by his own hand in different parts of the republic, [as well as] the murder of David Hartley, an American citizen killed at Falcon Dam on September 30, 2010."
Prison guards who apparently let inmates belonging to the brutal Los Zetas gang kill scores of rivals from the Gulf Cartel during a weekend riot then let others escape, have been fired along with the prison director.
Mexican tweeters and bloggers were shaken anew on Wednesday when a decapitated body appeared by a statue next to a message that the victim was killed because of what he wrote on the Internet. Police found the corpse in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the border with Texas where the ultra violent Zetas cartel fight rivals over the lucrative drug trade.