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Mexico captures Zetas drug kingpin

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 00:52

Mexican police nab Zetas leader Omar Trevino, the infamous cartel kingpin linked to the bloodiest episodes of Mexico's brutal drugs war. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Another prize trophy in Mexico's fight against the drug gangs has landed in the capital. Omar Trevino, the head of the bloody Zetas drug cartel, was arrested on Wednesday in Monterrey. He's the second high-profile kingpin captured this past week, giving a boost to President Enrique Pena Nieto's efforts to fight organized crime. The Zetas have been blamed for many of the bloodiest atrocities crimes in a wave of gang violence that has claimed more than 100,000 lives since 2007. One such incident was the San Fernando massacre of 72 Central American migrants. They were found bound, gagged and shot to death in Tamaulipas. Officials say Trevino was taken without firing a single shot.

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Mexico captures Zetas drug kingpin

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 00:52