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Los Zetas


Mexico nabs suspected boss of Zetas cartel


Zetas drug cartel chief arrested | FT World


Mexico captures Zetas drug cartel leader 'Z-42'


Drug cartel leader captured in Mexico


Raw: Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Captured

Los Zetas is a Mexican criminal syndicate, regarded as one of the most dangerous of the country's drug cartels. While primarily concerned with drug trafficking, the organization also runs profitable sex trafficking and gun running rackets. The origins of Los Zetas date back to the late 1990s, when commandos of the Mexican Army deserted their ranks and began working as the enforcement arm of the Gulf Cartel. In February 2010, Los Zetas broke away and formed their own criminal organization, rivalling the Gulf Cartel.