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Leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas drug cartel captured
NBC.com ^ | 07.15.13

Posted on 07/15/2013 7:46:43 PM PDT by Perdogg

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, has been captured in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration struggling to drive down persistently high levels of violence, a U.S. federal official confirmed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Mexico; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: borderwars; drugcartel; morales; zetacartel; zetadrugcartel; zetas

1 posted on 07/15/2013 7:46:43 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

“This is for Trayvon!!!”


2 posted on 07/15/2013 7:48:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Perdogg
"Trevino Morales' brother, sister and mother lived in Dallas, but he had many relatives around Nuevo Laredo and, while moving frequently to avoid authorities, he was believed to often return to his hometown, the U.S. official said."

What are these people doing in our country?

3 posted on 07/15/2013 7:50:00 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
What are these people doing in our country?

Living on our tax dollars, probably.

4 posted on 07/15/2013 7:51:23 PM PDT by South40
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To: La Lydia

“What are these people doing in our country?”

Bribing out politicians and law enforcement.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 7:51:28 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Perdogg

Why is he still alive?


6 posted on 07/15/2013 7:52:24 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Perdogg
Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, has been captured

I wonder how many cops, prosecutors and their family members will be murdered, before the authorities are forced to let him go, just so they can stay alive?

7 posted on 07/15/2013 7:53:00 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines.)
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To: Perdogg
Where's the Fence?
8 posted on 07/15/2013 7:53:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: La Lydia
What are these people doing in our country?

Voting Democrat.

9 posted on 07/15/2013 7:54:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: driftdiver

I am sure there were bribes — if not worse — involved in their having been given resident status in the U.S. Zetas are not above threatening the family of ICE and CPB documents staff in order to get their relatives accommodated. Check out most of the population of Columbus, NM.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 7:55:39 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

The Fed won’t allow us to close the door.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 7:57:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: La Lydia; South40

“These people” are living the high life at our expense.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 7:57:45 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Perdogg

Is he a “white Hispanic”, a “self-described Hispanic”, or both? That’s what really matters.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 7:58:52 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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He’s a “Dreamer” doing crime American refuse to do. /sar


14 posted on 07/15/2013 7:59:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: La Lydia
What are these people doing in our country?

Living off of our tax dollars, voting Democrat and funnelling drug money to the DNC.

15 posted on 07/15/2013 8:03:14 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Perdogg

I hope the Federales are ready when the Zetas show up with all those Obama-Holder provided Fast and Furious weapons.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 8:14:50 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Perdogg

Until the Mexican Government strongly goes after the Sinaloa Cartel, Chapo Guzman, the criminal enterprises really won’t decline. I think the Army could quash the cartels, burn the opium and drug fields up, do it from the air. I don’t think they really want to. Many say they are on the take and yes, certainly, there is a degree of corruption.

The Zetas are an enemy and are unbelievably fierce and evil and the enemy of the Government. Hard to see Mexico pulling out of this in the next few decades.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 8:34:28 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: La Lydia

Borderland Beat has an interesting article. Z-40 Trevino Morales is from Dallas, his brother a horse farm owner in Oklahoma: rest assured the DHS could have nailed him anytime. Who benefits? Chapo Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel, the one Obama and Holder have been selling guns to in Fast and Furious.

Z-40 must have stopped paying so the Federales took him out. He has had free reign around Laredo - he was arrested 20 miles west of Laredo. His Zetas are running huge drug shipments through Houston, getting police escorts across town sometimes from corrupt cops. The Zetas are here in Texas big time. The Chicago connected Sinaloa Cartel is trying to take Zeta turf now and they have support from the politicos - that is why Z-40 got arrested and not executed. Negotiations in progress. It is an acquisition of marketing channel by Sinaloa.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 9:00:47 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Perdogg

How do you say Elliot Ness in spanish?


19 posted on 07/15/2013 9:44:55 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: La Lydia

He was captured in Mexico, by Mexican Marines, and probably his family members are legal US citizens and are perfectly legitimate themselves. But like the Italian or Russian mafia, Mexican gang leaders (many of whom are tied in with the Calabrian mafia) live the way the fictional Tony Soprano or the real John Gotti did, dropping in on the non-gang parts of his family and their neighbors, doing them favors, buying them things...the basic Jesse James approach.

We’ve got to stop glorifying criminals in this country. That’s what made the odious punklet “Trayvon” into a culture hero.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 10:29:46 PM PDT by livius
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To: Perdogg
I just read the BBC article about this story. Apparently he had $2 million dollars and eight guns in the truck. If I were carrying $2m I'd have eight guns too. He also seems to have a thing for murdering large numbers of immigrants from Central and South America.
21 posted on 07/16/2013 3:10:18 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Perdogg

There’s an open position at the Dept of Homeland Security waiting for him.


22 posted on 07/16/2013 6:38:39 AM PDT by yobid (Free George Zimmerman)
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To: Perdogg

Another pops up to take his place.


23 posted on 07/16/2013 6:39:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

He will cut a deal with the prosecutors on behalf of the Obama administration for a guilty plea and will sentenced to time served for providing information as to who is renting out the donkeys on the drug trail.


24 posted on 07/16/2013 7:59:35 PM PDT by scannell
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