Los Zetas

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 thair ranks an decidit tae wirk as the airmit wing o the Guwf Cairtel, a pouerful drog trokin organisation.[8] In Februar 2010, Los Zetas brak awa frae thair umwhile employer an formit thair awn creeminal organisation.[9][10]

Los Zetas
File:Los Zetas logo.png
Logo o Los Zetas
Foondit1999 (independent cartel syne Februar 2010)
Foondin locationNuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Years active1999−present
TerritoryMexico: 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 activitiesDrog trokin, fowk smugglin, kidnappin, racketeerin, murther, airms trokin, terrorism, extortion, assault, rape[1]
AlliesBeltrán-Leyva Cairtel, Juárez Cairtel, Tijuana Cairtel, 'Ndrangheta.[2][3][4][5]
RivalsGuwf Cairtel, Sinaloa Cairtel, La Familia Michoacana, Knichts Templar Cairtel

Due tae thair militar backgrund, Los Zetas are well airmit, heichlie organizit an equippit;[8] thair brutal tactics, which include beheidins, tortur an indiscriminate slauchter, show that thay 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 Cairtel.[11] Besides drog trokin, Los Zetas operate throu protection rackets, assassinations, extortion, kidnappins, an ither creeminal activities.[12] The organisation is based in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, directly athort the mairch frae Laredo, Texas.[13][14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. McCaul, Michael T. "A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border" (PDF). House Committee on Homeland Security. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  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. Archived frae the original on 16 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  4. "os Zetas toman el control por la 'Forza': Nicola Gratteri". Alertaperiodistica.com.mx. Archived frae the original on 22 Julie 2011. 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. Archived frae the original on 20 Apryle 2019. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2009.
  8. a b c Stastna, Kazi (28 August 2011). "The cartels behind Mexico's drug war". CBS News. Retrieved 14 Mey 2012.
  9. "Weekend shootouts in northeastern Mexico kill at least 9". CNN News. Archived frae the original on 15 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  10. "El origen de 'Los Zetas': brazo armado del cártel del Golfo". CNN México. 05 de julio del 2011. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. "Zetas Now Mexico's Biggest Cartel, Report Says". Fox News. 26 Januar 2012. Retrieved 15 Mey 2012.
  12. McCAUL, MICHAEL T. "A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border" (PDF). HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  13. "Mexican Soldiers Becoming Drug Cartel Hit Men". NewsMax. 21 Juin 2005.
  14. "Dissecting a Mexican Cartel Bombing in Monterrey". Stratfor. Retrieved 8 December 2011.