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Los Zetas
Foondit 1999 (independent cartel syne Februar 2010)
Foondin location Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Years active 1999−present
Territory Mexico: Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Chiapas, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Zacatecas, Durango, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, State o Mexico, Michoacán
Unitit States: Texas, Californie, New Jersey, Detroit, Colorado, Illinois
Central Americae: Guatemala
Europe: Italy
Creeminal activities Drog trokin, fowk smugglin, kidnappin, racketeerin, murther, airms trokin, terrorism, extortion, assault, rape[1]
Allies Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, Juárez Cartel, Tijuana Cartel, 'Ndrangheta.[2][3][4][5]
Rivals Guwf Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel, La Familia Michoacana, Knichts Templar Cartel

Los Zetas (Zetas, Zs) is a pouerful an violent creeminal syndicate in Mexico, an is considered bi the U.S. govrenment tae be the "maist technologically advancit, sophisticatit, an dangerous cartel operatin in Mexico."[6][7] The oreegins o Los Zetas date back tae 1999, when commandos o the Mexican Airmy's elite forces desertit their ranks an decidit tae wirk as the airmit wing o the Guwf Cartel, a pouerful drog trokin organization.[8] In Februar 2010, Los Zetas brak awa frae their umwhile employer an formit their awn creeminal organization.[9][10]

Due tae their militar backgrund, Los Zetas are well airmit, heichlie organizit an equippit;[8] their brutal tactics, which include beheidins, tortur an indiscriminate slauchter, show that they aften prefer brutality ower bribery.[8] Los Zetas are Mexico's lairgest drog cartel in terms o geographical presence an aw, owertakkin its bitter rival, the Sinaloa Cartel.[11] Besides drog trokin, Los Zetas operate through protection rackets, assassinations, extortion, kidnappins, an ither creeminal activities.[12] The organization is based in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, directly athort the border frae Laredo, Texas.[13][14]

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  2. "Italia - 'Violencia' se escribe con ZETA". Offnews.info. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  3. Name (required). "Zetas/La Compania, Ndrangheta and the Nuclear Options". Narcoguerratimes.wordpress.com. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  4. "os Zetas toman el control por la ‘Forza’: Nicola Gratteri". Alertaperiodistica.com.mx. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  5. "Detienen a 175 del cártel del Golfo en EU e Italia". Elblogdelnarco.wordpress.com. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  6. Ware, Michael (6 August 2009). "Los Zetas called Mexico's most dangerous drug cartel". CNN News. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  7. "Narco Terms". Borderland Beat. Retrieved Friday, 3 April 2009. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Stastna, Kazi (28 Auguste 2011). "The cartels behind Mexico's drug war". CBS News. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  9. "Weekend shootouts in northeastern Mexico kill at least 9". CNN News. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  10. "El origen de 'Los Zetas': brazo armado del cártel del Golfo". CNN México. 05 de julio del 2011. 
  11. "Zetas Now Mexico's Biggest Cartel, Report Says". Fox News. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  12. McCAUL, MICHAEL T. "A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border". HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  13. "Mexican Soldiers Becoming Drug Cartel Hit Men". NewsMax. Tuesday, 21 June 2005. 
  14. "Dissecting a Mexican Cartel Bombing in Monterrey". Stratfor. Retrieved 8 December 2011.