Drugs cartel boss and five officers killed in shootout

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The Independent US

One of Mexico's most flamboyant and brutal drug cartel leaders was killed by police on Thursday after a two-day shootout in the western state of Michoacan. Eleven others were also killed, including five police officers.

Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, nicknamed "The Craziest", ran his La Familia cartel as a pseudo-Christian cult. Gonzalez became notorious four years ago, when he announced the gang's emergence by rolling five severed heads across the dancefloor of a local nightclub.