Friday, September 28, 2012

Mexican Zetas Leader 'El Taliban' Arrested

(AP) In a major blow to one of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels, authorities say they arrested a high-level Zetas cartel boss known as “El Taliban.”

Ivan Velazquez Caballero, one of the country’s most-wanted drug traffickers, was paraded before the media during a press conference Thursday morning.

Velazquez Caballero allegedly has been fighting a bloody internal battle with top Zetas' leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, and officials have said the split was behind a recent surge in massacres and shootouts, particularly in northern Mexico.