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re­spect.” Other atroc­i­ties be­lieve to have been car­ried out by the Ze­tas – many of which were com­mit­ted un­der the or­ders of Tre­viño Mo­rales him­self – in­clude:

The 2008 More­lia grenade at­tacks that saw eight killed and over 100 in­jured

The 2010 San Fer­nando mas­sacre when 72 mi­grants were found dead

The 2010 slaugh­ter of 13 peo­ple when gun­men stormed a teenager’s birth­day party in the city of Ci­u­dad Juárez

The 2011 San Fer­nando mas­sacre, where 193 peo­ple were slaugh­tered

The mas­sacre of 27 farm­ers in Gu­atemala in 2007

The 2011 Mon­ter­rey casino at­tack that saw 52 peo­ple mur­dered

A prison brawl that saw 31 Gulf car­tel in­mates killed at The Altamira jail

The 2012 Apo­daca prison riot, where a fur­ther 44 Gulf car­tel in­mates were killed and 37 Ze­tas es­caped from prison

The Du­rango mas­sacres that led to the death of 249 peo­ple in 2011.

Tre­viño rose to the top of the Ze­tas last year af­ter the then leader died in a shootout with Mex­i­can marines in the state of Coahuila.

He was in­dicted on drug traf­fick­ing and weapons charges in New York in 2009 and Wash­ing­ton in 2010, and the US govern­ment is­sued a $5mil­lion re­ward for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to his ar­rest.

Ac­cord­ing to the in­dict­ments, he co­or­di­nated the ship­ment of hun­dreds of pounds of co­caine and mar­i­juana each week from Mex­ico into the US, much of which had passed through Gu­atemala.

He also moved bulk ship­ments of dol­lar bills back into Mex­ico, the doc­u­ments say.

The Ze­tas leader and his al­leged ac­com­plices have been flown to Mex­ico City, where they are ex­pected to even­tu­ally be tried in a closed sys­tem that usu­ally takes years to pros­e­cute cases.

Ex­perts say Tre­viño’s younger brother, Omar, has been one of his clos­est lieu­tenants and may try to po­si­tion him­self as suc­ces­sor.

But au­thor­i­ties fear that the ar­rest could lead to a pe­riod of in-fight­ing be­tween dif­fer­ent Zeta fac­tions.

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