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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:37 PM

Mexico: Zetas drugs cartel leader caught

Source: BBC

Mexico: Zetas drugs cartel leader caught

9 February 2018

A leader of the notorious Zetas drug cartel has been caught in Mexico City, according to Mexican authorities.

José María Guízar Valencia is wanted in the US, which had offered a $5m (£3.6m) reward for his capture.

Known as Z-43, he is a dual US-Mexican citizen and is thought to have run the Zeta's south-eastern operations.

The US state department said he was responsible for "importing thousands of kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine to the US every year".

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43011495

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