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32 Zetas Detained in Mexico 18 are Police Officers

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32 alleged Zetas, including 18 police, held in Mexico - Univision Wires

Absolutely incredible..and people think that this can be combatted? Not a chance it is rooted too deep and far too gone to fix because it isn't just Mexico we are talking about.

Mexican soldiers have detained 32 alleged members of the Zetas drug gang, including 18 municipal police officers, in the eastern state of Veracruz, security officials said Tuesday.

Nine inmates who recently escaped from jail were also detained in the four-day operation that ended Monday and uncovered a Zetas training camp in the town of Nogales, according to a statement from the Navy.
 
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wow no one even batted an eye about 18 police officers being detained for being active Zeta members????
 
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It's worldwide. Police are the enemy of the people.
"All men were created equal"___until someone handed one a badge.
 
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money corrupts..what makes this an eye opener is how absolutely unstoppable the situation is..the drug war is long lost...the ATF helped that along the way.
 

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Zetas killers strike again...
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Mexican navy finds 32 bodies in Veracruz
7 October 2011 - Mexico has deployed extra security to Veracruz state to combat an upsurge in drug-related violence
Thirty-two bodies have been found in several locations in Mexico's eastern port city of Veracruz, the navy says. The discovery comes two weeks after 35 bodies were dumped in broad daylight on a busy road on the city outskirts. The Mexican government has announced the deployment of extra security forces in the state, as gangs wage an escalating war over drug trafficking.

Some 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed since the army was sent in to combat drug gangs in 2006. A statement from the navy said the 32 bodies were found in three houses in Veracruz as the military carried out its new Safe Veracruz campaign against the drug cartels.

Twenty of the bodies were in one house in a residential neighbourhood, the navy said. A group calling itself the Zeta Killers has said it had killed the 35 people whose bodies were left in two lorries at an underpass on a busy road in Boca del Rio in Veracruz state.

The group said it was targeting one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels, which has been locked in an escalating war with the Gulf cartel. Police have said that most of the dead found in Boca del Rio on 20 September had criminal records. Earlier this week, officials said 18 police officers had been arrested on suspicion of working with the Zetas.

BBC News - Mexican navy finds 32 bodies in Veracruz

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Mexico arrests senior Sinaloa drugs cartel suspect
5 October 2011 - Police say Noel Salgueiro Nevarez was taken in a carefully planned operation
Mexican forces have arrested a man they say is a key figure in the country's most powerful drugs cartel. Noel Salgueiro Nevarez is accused of running the Sinaloa cartel's operations in the northern state of Chihuahua, where drug violence is rampant. Defence officials said his arrest would seriously weaken the cartel in Mexico and abroad. The arrest was made on the same day as that of Martin Rosales Magana, who is accused of leading the La Familia gang.

The army said Mr Salgueiro Nevarez was seized in a carefully planned military operation, without a shot being fired. Defence Ministry spokesman Ricardo Trevilla Trejo said Noel Salgueiro Nevarez was behind much of the extreme violence which has plagued Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder capital. He said the suspect, also known as El Flaco (The Skinny One), led a gang of hitmen who extorted local businessmen, kidnapped for ransom, and tortured and killed members of a rival gang, the Juarez cartel.

'Criminal career'

The security forces say the bitter war between the two gangs was the trigger for most of the 3,000 killings in Ciudad Juarez last year. Prosecutors said Mr Salgueiro Nevarez started his criminal career 15 years ago, producing marijuana for the Sinaloa cartel. They said his gang had been exporting up to 15 tonnes of marijuana and two tonnes of cocaine per month to the United States. The government had offered a three-million-peso ($220,000; £130,000) reward for information leading to his capture.

Security officials said his arrest, in the city of Culiacan in northwestern Sinaloa state, was a major blow to the Sinaloa cartel and its leader, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman. Mr Guzman, 54, is Mexico's most wanted man and thought to be one of the country's richest. Two years ago, he made Forbes magazine's list of the 67 World's Most Powerful People. At number 41, he was just below Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Crumbling cartel
 
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CNN reports that U.S. officials with knowledge of the group said Gente Nueva was not a vigilante group but a facade for the Sinaloa cartel, which at the time has been battling the Zetas and Gulf Cartel in Veracruz.

Hard to know who the good guys are in Mexico, isn't it?

Mexico's drug cartels are reaping what America has sown for them, and naturally when there's so much to be won or lost, they're battling over the spoils.
 
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US officials said? Yet they can't even verify the legitimacy of the video? Yeah right the US officials know squat about what is going on in Mexico and even less about what is going on in Honduras which is now considered the most violent country in the hemisphere.
 

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wow no one even batted an eye about 18 police officers being detained for being active Zeta members????

Nope, that kind of corruption is expected. Most folks are only surprised when someone who is not corrupt is identified. Though that identification usually takes place in a eulogy.
 
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sadly that is true...problem is all eyes are on Mexico...yet, Honduras is the most violent country in this hemisphere. That really makes me sad because now I am sitting here packing my bags to go back to the US because it is safer there than here. Everything in our life is here yet because of this damn drug war I am leaving.
 

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Wholesale slaughter in Mexico...
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MEXICO: At least 10 more bodies found in Veracruz
October 8, 2011 | Mexican authorities say they have found 10 more bodies in the port city of Veracruz, adding to scores of dead there in recent weeks as drug violence rages.
Veracruz officials said in a statement [link in Spanish] late Friday night that seven bodies had turned up in a pickup truck in a Laguna Real neighborhood on the edge of the city. Three others were found in a separate section called Colinas de Santa Fe. Mexican media reports Saturday said the three bodies had been tossed in the street. The latest discoveries bring to more than 90 the number of killings in the busy port city in recent weeks. Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico, has been beset by escalating violence at the hands of rival armed groups.

The Zetas gang that dominates in the southern state is at war with the so-called Gulf cartel, once its ally, and also appears to have come under attack by traffickers based in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. A group calling itself the "Zeta killers" announced in a video message that it hopes to wipe out the Zetas, who have terrorized Veracruz residents through kidnapping, extortion and slayings.

The Mexican government this week announced a military-led crackdown in Veracruz. On Friday, navy officials said they had arrested eight members of the "Zeta killers" believed to have taken part in the recent carnage, including dumping 35 bodies on a busy street in the community of Boca del Rio, a favorite stopover for Mexican tourists. Naval officials Friday also announced the capture of 12 suspects identified as members of the Zetas.

The appearance of the "Zeta killers," and the specter of the emergence of armed paramilitaries, has clearly unnerved the government of Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Officials have vehemently denied the presence of paramilitary groups, characterizing the gunmen as common criminals working for one cartel or another. Indeed, there has not been solid proof yet of the rise of death squads that are unaffiliated with cartels.

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its a conundrum....can a system so rife with corruption survive this?...how long?

when this thing gets to a real boil and the multi-nationals start leaving, Mexico will implode.
 
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its a conundrum....can a system so rife with corruption survive this?...how long?

when this thing gets to a real boil and the multi-nationals start leaving, Mexico will implode.

they already have started leaving as have many Mexicans along with them.
 

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Until the world decriminalises drugs this situation will continue. Sadly that won't happen because there's too much money to be had fighting the so called drug war.
 

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