Zeta's cartel leader captured infographic
Graphic shows current areas of control of main drug cartels and year-on-year drug-related deaths since 2007 when President Felipe Calderon began his U.S.-backed drug war.


Zeta's cartel leader captured

By Duncan Mil

July 16, 2013 - Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, leader of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, has been captured by Mexico’s Navy in the north of the country. Known as “Z-40,” Trevino Morales is one of Mexico’s most powerful drug lords and the highest-profile drug kingpin detained since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December.

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.

PUBLISHED: 16/07/2013; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press