The capture of Los Zetas capo Miguel Angel Treviño Morales takes a terrifying killer off the streets. Peña Nieto promises that Naranjo's incorporation will bring Mexico into a more robust focus on the financial networks of the criminal groups, just like the strategy that was implemented in Colombia. While primarily concerned with drug trafficking, the organization also runs profitable sex trafficking and gun running rackets. [13], A day after Treviño Morales was arrested by federal agents, people in the Oklahoma ranching community claimed that he was a "good neighbor".

One of them named Mr. Piloto won $1 million at a race in Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Labor Day in 2010, going off the odds of 22-1. [33] Aside from being a senior member in the Zetas' financial sector, Villanueva was responsible for carrying out grenade attacks on schools, media outlets, and military bases in the border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. "[25] With push-to-talk Nextels, BlackBerries, UHF/VHF radio communications, the Mexican cartels can oversee their laundering operations on U.S.

Los Zetas: Net worth: $20 million (derived from scheme) Spouse(s) Zulema Treviño: Relatives: Miguel Treviño Morales (Brother) Omar Treviño Morales (Brother) "[22] In their defense, the Mexican authorities noted that Tamaulipas is safeguarded by federal forces, and that there is currently no correlation between the arrest in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and the situation in Matamoros and the rest of Tamaulipas. [21] Most of the reported crimes, however, happen from Matamoros to Tampico on the Mexican Federal Highway 101, especially through the municipality of San Fernando, Tamaulipas and in northern Tampico. Politically, it suggests a few things. The arrest of the head of one of Mexico's drug cartels is a major coup for the Mexican government, which has been desperately trying to gain an upper hand in its longstanding battle against the country’s drug trade.

While this will likely lead to some organizational instability, Stratfor notes that the Zetas have often been quick to replace deposed leaders. "They paid their bills and didn't cause any trouble," the director of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association said. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists reports that in Mexico, more than 50 journalists have died or disappeared since 2006.

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