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Mexican Marines Capture Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Miguel Angel Trevino

Mexican authorities dealt a heavy blow against the brutal Zetas drug cartel by arresting its leader. Mexican marines intercepted Miguel Angel Trevino Morales in a pick-up truck outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo. They captured him without a shot being fired.

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The arrest, however, could lead to more internal cartel violence as members of his organization could fight among themselves for the spoils.

Anchor Marco Werman discusses the arrest of Zetas kingpin with reporter Franc Contreras in Mexico City. Contreras says such a capture is rare. And it's the top news story across the country.

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    A handout photograph released by the Mexican government during a news conference, shows a series of photographs of Miguel Angel Trevino. (Photo: REUTERS)

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    A handout photograph released during a news conference by the Mexican government on July 15, 2013 shows Miguel Angel Trevino. The Mexican government said on Monday it had captured the leader of the Zetas drug cartel, delivering a boost to President Enrique Pena Nieto in his fight against violent crime. Miguel Angel Trevino, 40, known as Z-40, was captured early on Monday by Mexican Marines near the northern city of Nuevo Laredo on the U.S. border, a government spokesman told reporters. REUTERS/Secretaria de Gobernacion/Handout via Reuters (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS DRUGS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX11OFC

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