Zeta commander captured in Mexico

Mexican security forces say they have arrested one of the country's most wanted drugs traffickers.

Ivan Velazquez Caballero, known both as El Taliban and as Z-50, was a commander of the notorious Zetas cartel.

Police paraded their prisoner - who was arrested by marines in the city of San Luis Potosi - on national TV.

The arrest comes days after it was reported that Velazquez had split from the Zetas and joined the rival Gulf Cartel.

He is believed to have controlled some of the most important drug routes into the United States and ruled them with cold brutality.
He had a reward of 30m pesos ($2.3m, £1.5m) on his head. 
Masked Mexican marines displayed the handcuffed suspect alongside two alleged accomplices and an array of weapons and other contraband - including drugs - seized during the arrest. 
Police say Velazquez, 42, was the Zetas' main leader in the states of Zacatecas, Nuevo Leon and San Luis Potosi. 
He is said to have been at war with another leader of the gang, Miguel Angel Trevino, known as Z-40, a former member of the Gulf Cartel.
The infighting appears to have given the government an opportunity to find and capture some of the leaders of one of the most dangerous cartels on earth.  It will be interesting to see whether these arrest will result in cartels like the Sinaloa moving in to claim the distribution corridors.


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