Mexican Army Captures Cartel Leader

    Soldiers escort Carlos Oliva Castillo, alias "La Rana," or the "The Frog," as he is presented to the press at the Defense Department in Mexico City, Thursday Oct. 13, 2011.  Defense Department spokesman Ricardo Trevilla says Carlos Oliva Castillo is the No. 3 figure in the Zetas drug cartel and was in charge of Zeta operations in the key northern states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Nuevo Leon. Trevilla said his arrest in Saltillo on Wednesday is part of an operation that freed 36 kidnap victims, led to the seizure of more than 800 cars, 27.5 tons of marijuana and hundreds of weapons.  (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

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    The Mexican army said Thursday that it had captured a major cartel leader that had allegedly been behind the deadly fire that killed 52 people at a casino in northern Mexico. Carlos Oliva Castillo, also known as “The Frog” and believed to be the leader of the violent Zetas cartel, may have also been behind a bloody fight on Thursday between gang members that left seven dead in a prison outside Monterrey, the city where the casino attack occurred. Oliva Castillo, 37, was flown to Mexico City and presented to journalists, but he has not yet been formally charged. He ranked third in importance in the Zetas drug cartel, under Heriberto “Lazca” Lazcano and Miguel Angel Trevino, who are both still at large.

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