Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Zeta Cartel Founder Reported Killed By Mexican Marines

Heriberto Lazcano, aka, "El Lazca"

Mexican federal authorities say, it is currently waiting for DNA confirmation that "El Lazca," the Zeta Cartel founder had been killed by Mexican Marines.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 9, 2012

Progreso, Coahuila, Mexico - On Monday, the Mexican Secretary of the Navy (Semar) announced that Heriberto Lazcano, 37, aka, "El Lazca" founder of the Zeta Cartel had been killed on Sunday in a confrontation with Mexican Marines. Two Zetas were killed 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 and two Zetas were killed around 1:30 p.m.
One of the bodies is believed to be Lazcano and DNA was taken to determine, if in fact it was the Zeta founder. The bodies were later released to family members after an autopsy was concluded, according to the MP de Coahuila, a local newspaper.
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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