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by Peter Moskos

July 16, 2013

We Got Another Kingpin! (11)

Why it was less than a year ago that we got Heriberto Lazcano, the founder and principal leader of the Zetas. And now the Times reports:
The leader of ... the Zetas, was captured Monday in a city near the Texas border, an emphatic retort from the new government to questions over whether it would go after top organized crime leaders.
Mr. Treviño is the highest-ranking and most-sought-after drug capo arrested by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, whose aides had questioned the so-called kingpin strategy of his predecessor, which had emphasized high-profile arrests. 
If you're counting, and I am, this is the 11th Kingpin we've captured in less than three years! Start the chant: War on drugs! War on Drugs! USA! Mexico!

The BBC mentions in passing: "The fear is that it will lead to a period of violent in-fighting between different Zeta factions as they try to assume control of the criminal organisation, our correspondent adds." Ya think?


Anonymous said...

The war on drugs has become a crime against humanity. Mexican society has been severely disrupted by the ongoing madness of the war on drugs, and those responsible for this mess should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

Anonymous said...

Dig a hole. Fill it up. Dig a hole. Fill it up. This is your war on drugs. Any questions?

Dave- IL