Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lazcano, Zeta Founder Confirmed Killed In Mexico

Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, aka, "El Lazca"

Left photo of Lazcano released by Semar is missing both ears.

Mexican federal authorities confirmed with fingerprints, corpse photo, DNA and body identification by another Zeta leader arrested a day earlier that "El Lazca," the Zeta Cartel founder was killed by Mexican Marines.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 9, 2012

Progreso, Coahuila, Mexico - On Tuesday, the Mexican Secretary of the Navy (Semar) confirmed that Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, 37, aka, "El Lazca" founder of the Zeta Cartel was killed on Sunday in a confrontation with Mexican Marines. Two Zetas were killed, including Lazcano and a Marine was reported injured in the gunfight. 
Apparently, the Navy received a call that a group of armed men were located in Progreso. When a convoy of Marines went to investigate the report, they were met with gunfired and grenades were launched at them. The Marines repelled the attack on Sunday, Lazcano and another Zeta were killed around 1:30 p.m.
Lazcano's body was also identified as the leader of the Zeta Cartel by Salvador Alfonso Martínez Ecobedo, 31, aka, "El Comandante Ardilla" who was taken into custody on Saturday for masterminding the execution of 272 Central and South American immigrants for refusing to join the Zetas near San Fernando, Tamualipas between 2010 and 2011. Authorities also say that registered fingerprints and DNA confirmed that it was Lazcano.
The bodies were later released to a funeral home where family members could  recovered them. But armed masked men forced their way into the funeral home and made the funeral director move the bodies to an undisclosed location.
The U.S. Government had offered $5 million dollars for information leading to the arrest of Lazcano. The Mexican government had also offered $30 million pesos ($2.3 million U.S.).

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