Showdown for control of Mexican Zetas cartel


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The Independent US

A falling out between the leaders of Mexico's ultra-violent Zetas cartel appears to have put the gang in the hands of a brutal mobster blamed for an eruption of bloodshed.

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales is a former cartel enforcer who has won a showdown with Zetas founder Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano for leadership, according to law-enforcement officials

Even rival drug chiefs describe Trevino as a brutal assassin who favours getting rid of his enemies by stuffing them into oil drums, dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire .

One gang chief has called for gangs, drug cartels, civic groups and even the government to unite against him.