The Rio Grande below the first dam. Texas long ago requested the DHS to provide a "Persistent Coast Guard Presence". The Texans received about as positive a response as if they had been speaking to a brick. Recently the Mexican Marine Corps did better. But it ain't over by a long shot. There is no singing fat lady in sight.
THE MEXICAN MARINES TAKE DOWN A ZETA KING PIN
EDITORIAL NOTE:We were among the first to publish about the Zetas and the trouble along the Rio Grande. We published over a year ago and again on March 8, 2013. Click on the links below for our early coverage.
Then read the lead in below and click on the link for the recent story of Mexico's capture of Zeta number 1. But don't think this is the end of the paramilitary Zetas created by deserters from Mexico's Army special forces. They are organized along military lines , no one individual is indefensible They are mission focused and the mission is doing evil for fun and profit. The mission lives on, but "bravo zulu" to Mexico's Marines.
Capture Of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, Zetas Leader, Unlikely To Stop Violence
A mugshot of the Zetas drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales is shown on a TV screen during a news conference given by the Mexican government in Mexico City, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
MEXICO CITY — The capture of the notoriously brutal Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales represents a serious blow to Mexico's most feared drug cartel, but experts cautioned that taking down the group's command structure is unlikely to diminish violence in the border states where it dominates through terror.
Trevino Morales, 40, was captured before dawn Monday by Mexican marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash in the countryside outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo, which has long served as the Zetas' base of operations. The truck was halted by a marine helicopter, and Trevino Morales was taken into custody along with a bodyguard and an accountant and eight guns, government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez told reporters.