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Police Arrest Alleged Zetas Drug Gang Leader

October 30, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Mexican police and federal agents arrested an alleged hit man during a shootout in the border city of Matamoros in which scores of suspected assassins and drug smugglers used hand grenades and assault rifles.

One federal officer and two suspected members of the Zetas border drug gang died in the gunfight outside a bar. Police arrested alleged Zetas leader Rogelio Gonzalez Pizana, who is wanted in the United States on drug-smuggling charges.

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