Heriberto Lazcano

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Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano
Born 25 December 1974(1974-12-25)
Apan, Hidalgo, Mexico
Dee'd 7 October 2012(2012-10-07) (agit 37)
Progreso, Coahuila, Mexico
Cause o daith Shuitin
Ither names
Occupation Los Zetas drog laird
Opponent(s) Guwf Cartel
Sinaloa Cartel
Miguel Treviño Morales

Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano (25 December 1974 – 7 October 2012) wis a Mexican drog laird an top leader o the creeminal organisation kent as Los Zetas. He wis ane o Mexico's maist-wantit drog lairds.[1]

Lazcano joined the Mexican Airmy at the age o 17 an later ascendit tae the Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE), the Special Forces unit o the militar.[2] While in the airmy, he reportitly receivit militar trainin frae the Israeli an the Unitit States airmy, but he eventually defectit efter aicht years of service in 1998. Upon his defection, he wis recruitit bi the drog laird Osiel Cárdenas Guillén an Arturo Guzmán Decena wi aroond 30 ither sodgers tae wirk as the enforcers o the Guwf Cartel, forming the paramilitary group known as Los Zetas.[3][4]

He wis killed in a firefecht wi the Mexican Navy on 7 October 2012. His body, housomeivver, wis stolen bi gunmen at a funeral hame efter the navy haed handit the corpse tae the state authorities.[5][6]

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  1. "Slain Mexican kingpin deserted army, led Zetas drug gang". Reuters. 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  2. "Heriberto Lazcano, un exmilitar que hizo 'carrera' en el crimen organizado". CNNMéxico (in Spainyie). 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  3. Wilkinson, Tracy (8 October 2012). "Top drug cartel leader in Mexico possibly killed in firefight, officials say". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  4. Casey, Nicholas (9 October 2012). "Zetas Cartel Leader Killed, Mexico Navy Says". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  5. Casey, Nicholas (10 October 2012). "Mexico Strikes Back Against Cartel". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  6. Wilkinson, Tracy (9 October 2012). "Leader of Mexico's Zetas drug gang proves elusive even in death". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 

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