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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Los Zetas 1990 - now * Founded in: Los Zetas came together in the late '90s as a mercenary faction of the Gulf cartel, before splitting off a decade later to form their own narco-trafficking cartel.* Led by: Omar Trevino Morales, or "Z 42".* Areas of Influence: Operates International, with a presence in Tamaulipas, NuevoLeon, Coahuila, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Chiapas, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, the United States, and Italy. * Enemies: Gulf Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel, Knights Templar Cartel, Jalisco, New Generation Cartel* Criminal History: Migrant Killings (2010), Cancun Cave Killing (2010), Murders of Two American Officials (2012), City Hall's Hanging Bodies (2012), and a lot more. * Modus Operandi: Los Zetas is considered by the U.S. government to be the "most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico." Unlike most of the other cartels in Mexico, only about half of the Zetas efforts are focusedaround drug trafficking. With the help of the ex-military and police presence in the cartel,Los Zetas have set up camps to train recruits as well as corrupt ex-federal, state, and local police officers; these camps have been identified as having a similar setup as military GAFE training facilities.* History: When Osiel Cárdenas Guillén took control of the Gulf Cartel in '99, he found himself in the midst violent turf war. Cárdenas sought out Ruben Salinas, or "el Chato," a retired Army lieutenant to help.El Chato lured about 30 army deserters to become Cardenas Guillen's bodyguards, enticing them with high salaries -- at least compared to the Mexican Army -- and increased power, in return for protecting Cardenas Guillen from rival drug cartels and from the Mexican military. Los Zetas quickly gained responsibility in the Gulf cartel, organizing kidnappings, protection rackets, extortion, executions, and securing drugtrafficking routes.After Cardenas Guillen's extradition in 2007, Los Zetas took a more active leadership rolewithin the Gulf cartel. After the capture and extradition of Cárdenas, Los Zetas had become so powerful that they outnumbered Gulf Cartel in revenue, membership, and influence.The Zetas broke apart from the Gulf cartel in 2010, and have quickly become the most dangerous and deadly cartel in Mexico. Zeta operatives now include corrupt former federal, state, and local police officers, and ex-Kaibiles, which is the Special Forces of the Guatemalan military. Reference:
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