Mexican Navy: Zetas Leader Killed

    FILE - This undated file photo, downloaded from the Mexico's Attorney General's Office most wanted criminals webpage on Nov. 2, 2010, shows alleged Zeta drug cartel leader and founder Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano in an undisclosed location. The Mexican navy says on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, Lazcano has apparently been killed in a firefight with marines in the Mexican northern border state of Coahuila. (AP Photo/Mexico's Attorney General's Office, file)

    Mexico's Attorney General's Office, File / AP Photo

    The Mexican Navy said on Monday that it believed it has killed Heriberto Lazcano, known as El Lazca, the man considered to be the main leader of the violent drug gang the Zetas. In a statement, the Navy said Lazcano had been killed in a battle between Marines and two armed men, one of whom is believed to be Lazcano. The Navy said it would be conducting forensic tests to identify the men. The Zetas are one of the Mexico’s largest gangs and have been blamed for beheadings and kidnappings throughout the country—as well as some of the most astounding jailbreaks.

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