Drug King Captured Near Texas Border

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales is one of the most violent, most feared, and until recently, the most wanted man in Mexico. He was captured last night by Mexican marines just south of the Texas border.

Treviño is the leader of the Zetas—one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels—and is known by his nickname, Z-40. 

Joining us from along the U.S  Mexican border in El Paso Texas to discuss this is Monica Ortiz Uribe, senior field correspondent for the Fronteras Desk.

"Mr. Treviño was ranked among the most ruthless crime bosses, wanted for murder, organized crime, and torture; he has been linked to the killing and disappearance of 265 migrants in northeastern Mexico, including 72 found dead in August 2010," according to a New York Times report. "He also faces drug and gun charges in the United States, which has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture."

Treviño is the highest-ranking and most-sought-after drug capo arrested by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, according to the Times. The drug wars in Mexico have killed more than 50,000 people.

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Monica Ortiz Uribe

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Comments [2]

Paulie W from VT

The Democrats will probably give him free healthcare, his kids free education and an obamaphone, if they dont president braindead will file federal charges. as long as they vote left.

Jul. 16 2013 08:45 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Drug Dealers make good television episodes. Until, Americans loose their fascination with Breaking Bad, we are doomed to still have Mexican Drug Dealers.
I love Breaking Bad, will be sorry to see it go

Jul. 16 2013 03:40 PM

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