Mexico's most-wanted drug lord who 'stewed' his victims alive in burning oil barrels

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  • Trevino Morales, known as 'Z-40' was caught in Nuevo Laredo
  • Trademark murder method was 'the stew' - burning men alive in barrels
  • Crimes include murder of 72 migrants in 2010 and massacre of 192 in 2011
  • Zetas known for brutal crimes in Mexico, including mass slaughters
  • His arrest is hailed a boon for President Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico's most feared and famous drugs baron has been captured driving a pickup truck laden with eight guns and $2million in cash near the US border.

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously cruel leader of the Zetas cartel, is behind some of the largest and most gruesome massacres of a drugs war that has claimed the lives of up to 100,000 people since 2006.
The 40-year-old, whose trademark method of execution was to burn his enemies alive in oil drums, was snared by Mexican Marines yesterday on a dirt road outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo, which has long served as the Zetas' criminal heartland.

The truck was halted by a Marine helicopter and Trevino Morales was taken into custody along with a bodyguard and an accountant, government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said.


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