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Tag Results for "Los Zetas"

Gulf Cartel Boss Apprehended, 6 Killed in Northern Mexico

A Gulf drug cartel boss was arrested and six people died in drug-related violence in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, a state security council official told Efe. continue reading »

10 Days After Mexican Prison Break, 123 Inmates Still Loose

All but eight of the 131 inmates who escaped 10 days ago from a prison in the northern border city of Piedras Negras remain on the loose, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Officials Fear Increased Violence After Alleged Zetas Schism

Guatemalan security officials are on alert for increased violence stemming from an alleged split in the leadership of Mexico's notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, authorities said. continue reading »

7 Bodies Discovered at Mexican Roadside Murder

Seven people were found dead on a road in northeastern Mexico in a suspected incident of gangland violence, officials said. continue reading »

Gangland Violence Claims Another 10 Lives in Mexico

Drug-related violence has left 10 people dead over the past 24 hours in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, local authorities said. continue reading »

Families Still Waiting for Justice a Year After Deadly Attack on Casino Royale

Grieving family members continue to await justice a year after their loved ones were killed in a shocking daytime attack on a casino in the northern Mexican industrial city of Monterrey. continue reading »

Mexican Police Liberate 10 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 5 Zeta Members

Mexican federal police rescued 10 kidnap victims in the northern city of Saltillo and arrested five suspected members of a cell of the notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, including a minor, officials said. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 2 Tons of Pot Found Inside Mexican Cemetery

Army troops found 2.2 tons of marijuana in a cemetery in Los Villa Nueva, a community in northeastern Mexico, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexican Marines Arrest 5 Zeta Members, Seize $1.6 M

Mexican marines detained five suspected members of the Zetas drug cartel this week and seized more than $1.6 million in cash, the Navy Secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

17 Alleged Murderers Arrested in Northern Mexico

Security forces arrested 17 people accused of committing 25 murders in three towns in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the state government announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Los Zetas Boss Killed in Shootout with Mexican Army in Ciudad Victoria

The Zetas cartel's boss in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, died in a shootout with army troops, the Defense Secretariat said. Carlos Alberto Fernandez Hernandez and three associates were killed last Friday, the secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Mexican Nationals Bilk Hundreds of Thousands in Cross-border Credit Card Scheme

Investigators with the U.S. Secret Service say they uncovered an international credit card fraud operation based out of Texas. With a search warrant in hand, the Secret Service found Mario Won continue reading »

Kidnapped Mayor Found Dead in Mexico

A small town mayor kidnapped last weekend in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz was found dead Thursday, authorities said. continue reading »

Los Zetas Leader Known as “The Czar of Piracy” Arrested in Mexico

A member of Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel suspected of running piracy operations for the criminal organization was arrested earlier this week, the Defense Secretariat said Thursday. continue reading »

Over 50 Suspected Zetas Arrested in Mexico

Police arrested 52 suspected employees of the notoriously violent Los Zetas drug cartel in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Travel Warning Issued for U.S. Citizens in Mexico Following Arrest of Zeta Chieftan’s Brother

The arrest of Jose Trevino-Morales on money laundering charges on Tuesday, according to the New York Times has resulted in the following travel warning to Mexico. Trevino-Morales is the brother of a Zeta narco chieftan. Trevino-Morales was arrested at his Oklahoma ranch. continue reading »

Los Zetas Leader Indicted in Money Laundering Scheme

A federal grand jury in the Western District of Texas has returned an indictment charging 14 defendants, including Los Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (aka “40”) and his brothers, Oscar Omar Trevin continue reading »

Zetas’ Money Launderer Apprehended by Mexican Soldiers

Mexican soldiers detained a suspected money launderer for the Los Zetas drug cartel in the Gulf Coast states of Veracruz and Tabasco, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexican Men Suspected of Human Smuggling Were Acquitted of Charges in El Salvador

A court in El Salvador released two suspected people traffickers who abandoned 14 Salvadorans in Mexico who were among the 72 migrants massacred at a ranch in Tamaulipas state in 2010, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Illicit Oil Depots Found By Mexican Authorities

Army troops found clandestine oil depots containing 1.5 million liters (396,258 gallons) of stolen fuel in the eastern state of Veracruz, the Mexican Defense Secretariat said. Soldiers from the 29th Military Zone, "in responding to a tip from citizens, carried out land reconaissance in Ejido Tacoteno, city of Minatitlan, Veracruz, where they found two fields with clandestine hydrocarbons deposits," the secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »