Nobody in Zacatecas believes that the relative calm will last since the capture of the Z-40. Military intelligence reports predict that as soon as a new head of Los Zetas is confirmed (possibly Ismael Nava Cortez, The Oyster, who killed a federal police officer in 2009), the Zetas will unleash an offensive against the Gulf Cartel.
This division allowed the Gulf Cartel to unleash an offensive for control of Zacatecas, but they ultimately failed to wrest it from Los Zetas. For now, after the capture of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales there have been days of unusual calm in the state, after bloody months.
Rearrangements are expected by the new leadership of Los Zetas and a new offensive against the Gulf Cartel.
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