Marina Releases Statement on Lazca: Reporting he was Killed in Sabinas, Coahuila YesterdayMonday, October 8, 2012
Borderland Beat Reporter ChivisChivis Martinez Borderland Beat
A string of reports as they came in....
Bodies gone, given to relatives after autopsy:
The navy just issued a press release that there is strong evidence that Lazano leader of the los zetas cartel was killed yesterday.
Lazca was in a convoy in Sabinas at 1:30PM on Sunday when one of the vehicles began launching grenades at the Marina which began the conflict that resulted in two dead narcos, one was identified as Lazca. One sailor also was killed in the conflict.
This is what other reports say that occurred in the capture:
Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, El Lazca, leader of the Zetas, is dead according to preliminary identification techniques. SEMAR released a statement in this hour that they are waiting on final testing to give a positive confirmation, must indicated the possibility is high that it is the Z leader.
What is known is that the confrontation occurred in Juniper road to Progreso, in Coahuila, which killed two suspected members of the Los Zetas criminal organization.
During the armed conflict an element of the Marina was wounded. The federal force took the Zetas by surprise as the cartel members watched a baseball game.
A third Zeta manage to escape.
The bodies of the subjects were lying inside of a Ford Ranger truck white at the height of the arc that welcomes progress.
According to eyewitnesses the armed men enjoyed a baseball game when suddenly arrived elements of the Navy of Mexico. After a Chase which sparked a shootout two subjects were killed and one sailor wounded. In the chase the Marina were fired upon with the grenade launcher.
This action occurred after that elements of intelligence had been tipped off that at the site was the leader of the Zetas. It was said those who called in the tip were at the game.
Reportedly found at the crime scene, in the truck the Zetas were driving were long rifles, 13 grenades and a rocket launcher with missiles to bring down helicopters.
The Marina is still working on the identification of the bodies, waiting for forensics to confirm positively.
United States authorities offered up to five million dollars for information leading to his capture, while in Mexico there is a reward of 24.6 million pesos.
On 5 June 1991, at age 17, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano enlisted in the ranks of the Mexican army and lasted seven years. At the age of 24 he left the armed forces to venture into the world of drug trafficking.
On 27 March 1998, according to records of the national defense Secretariat (Sedena), Lazcano requested his discharge from the army when he had reached the rank of corporal infantry.
Here is another report
Just now from Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican navy says top Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano has apparently been killed in a firefight with marines in the northern border state of Coahuila,
The navy says there is strong evidence the body of one of two men killed in the shootout is Lazcano, who is also known as “El Lazca.”
From Vanguardia/Milenio/The Economist:
After a series of clashes the day yesterday, which began in Progreso, Coahuila and lasted until Sabinas, the Mexican Marina fought against command in which Heriberto Lazcano, leader of the Z, was killed.
The death of "Lazca" was after at least three clashes on the road to Progreso Sabinas, Coahuila.
Heriberto Lazcano, was one of the founders of Los Zetas, a criminal organization dedicated to drug trafficking.
The confrontations were last night, but waited to confirm indentification of the casualties suspecting Lazcano may be one. He was indetified today.
thought it looks promising...until a formal Marina or PGR announcement I won't be happy.
UPDATE ...not GATES says Lazca killed in confrontation with Marina. still says Sabinas.
sorry, this is sloppy but news trickling in...doing my best
apx 10 minutes ago a national network from DF (Mexico City) ran the report on TV saying is is Lazca that was killed in Sabinas....still no government confirmation.
reports on Mexican radio and Twitter is a violent confortation between GATES and Zetas resulted in the capture or death of Miguel Trevino the leader of the Los Zetas cartel. This took place either in Sabinas or Saltillo. Sabinas is a city close to Piedras Negras and Acuna. Saltillo is the capital and is also in the states of Coahuila...waiting for conformation...for now it is rumor but wide spread. It is either Lazca or Trevino, however Trevino would be th more likely one, if true. This has not been confirmed. Keep in mind we have gone down this rumor path before....if anyone has additional information please send in.
"The confrontation in which could have fallen a founder of the Zetas, was in Sabinas, Coahuila" wrote Lopez-Doriga. (Milenio news chief)
"I can confirm: the confrontation in which would have killed the founder of the Zetas, was in Sabinas, Coahuila," said then the communicator.
So far it is waiting for an official statement or a version of the relevant authorities.
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