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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:43 AM

Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano apparently killed in shootout

Source: AP

Heriberto Lazcano, the leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico, has apparently been killed in a shootout with marines, according to the country's navy.

The navy said there was strong evidence after the firefight in the northern border state of Coahuila that Lazcano, known as El Lazca, was one of two men who died. But it added that more forensics tests would have to be carried out to confirm the identification.

"Information was obtained after the first forensics tests were carried out that yielded indications that suggest that one of the bodies is Heriberto Lazcano," the navy's statement said.

"The navy department is co-ordinating efforts with Coahuila state and will be awaiting the conclusions of the forensics examination in the case."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/09/zetas-leader-heriberto-lazcano-killed



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heriberto_Lazcano_Lazcano

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Reply Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano apparently killed in shootout (Original post)
alp227 Oct 2012 OP
Xipe Totec Oct 2012 #1
Lucky Luciano Oct 2012 #3
Beacool Oct 2012 #5
Comrade Grumpy Oct 2012 #2
Bosonic Oct 2012 #4
Xipe Totec Oct 2012 #6
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #7
flamingdem Oct 2012 #8

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:45 AM

1. Give me a minute to try to act heartbroken

On second thought, never mind.

Carry on....

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:44 AM

3. I hear ya. I was a little busted up about this too!

Nah!

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:23 PM

5. My same feelings.

May he rot in hell.........

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:16 AM

2. If they got him, and there have been previous false reports...

...it probably augurs a new round of violence as his would-be successors struggle to take his place.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:37 AM

4. ??

Body of Mexico's slain Zetas drug gang leader Heriberto Lazcano stolen by armed gang - state prosecutor

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/255692070709235712

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 03:22 PM

7. Mexican authorities say they have lost body of dead Zetas cartel leader

Mexican authorities say they have lost body of dead Zetas cartel leader

Officials confirm death of Heriberto Lazcano, but say funeral parlour owner claims armed unit snatched corpse

Jo Tuckman in Mexico City
The Guardian, Tuesday 9 October 2012 14.11 EDT

The Mexican authorities have claimed one of their biggest victories against the notoriously bloody Zetas drug cartel, but admit they have lost the body of Heriberto Lazcano, the gang's brutal leader, who they say was killed in a shootout with the navy.

Most of the original members of the Zetas cartel, which was formed in the 1990s, have been captured or killed, but Lazcano, who went by the nicknames "el Lazca" and "the Executioner", had appeared untouchable. The United States had offered $5m and the Mexican authorities $2.3m in rewards for information leading to his arrest.

Authorities in the northern state of Coahuila were called out by the navy on Sunday at about 6pm to recover two bodies killed in a shootout near the town of Progreso, about 80 miles from the US border, the state's attorney general, Homero Ramos, told reporters on Tuesday.

Ramos said the bodies were handed over to a local funeral parlour after being fingerprinted and photographed. Reading from a statement and refusing to answer questions, he added that the owner of the parlour had informed the authorities at about 8am on Monday morning that a masked and heavily armed unit had snatched both bodies.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/09/mexican-authorities-zetas-cartel-leader

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 03:29 PM

8. heriberto, it's been real nt

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