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One of Mexico's most feared and notorious drug lords is now off the streets and he could soon be extradited.
To the United States is a huge story the Mexican Marines.
Nabbed Miguel Angel Trevino Morales the leader of the dreaded it -- it -- cartel.
And he was near the border with Texas this guy was so evil that his trademark.
Was wailing his enemy is alive in boy -- It's like something out of a movie but these things actually happens.
And while he is suspected in a long list of mass murder south of the border.
The reach of his drunk drug empire goes deep into American territory as well -- has more on this -- -- Los Angeles news and Trace.
Yeah I mean that court or crime goes right through the very heart of Texas -- thing you have to remember the Zeta cartel -- are defectors of the Mexican military special forces so it's akin to having the Navy SEALs break off.
And become an outlawed group -- -- is are known for their brutality as you were describing in the front.
And the most brutal of them -- is of course their leader Miguel trivial morale is known as the most brutal because he's accused of mass suicides.
Hundreds of people burning.
And boiling his enemies a lot to -- -- -- was picked up just south of the Texas border in Nuevo Laredo carrying eight guns and chill.
Million dollars he took over the Zeta cartel just last October after the previous leader was captured it's interesting because.
The new Mexican president Enrique via the Pena said that he did not want to go after the cartel leaders because they can always be replaced.
And their capture leads to weight power vacuum that leads to more murders and more violence this drug court or by the way.
Leads from -- Nuevo Laredo right through taxes it's very profitable and if there is.
And he kind of system of weakening in the Zeta cartel you can imagine that that will lead to much more violence let's bring in now Michael Cutler.
He is a former INS agent who has been warning about the Zain is reached.
Into America for years and I guess the first question Michael has to be do you believe this weakens the Zeta cartel at all.
Maybe temporarily by the way thanks for having me on -- -- you know I spent half my career with the drug test for a social -- -- intelligence here in New York.
And look -- it's not just about Texas this reaches clear across the country.
-- we know that hundreds of American cities have become infested by the Mexican cartels.
And remember that the Zeta is have a competitor known as the Sinaloa Cartel.
-- if I just last week bright bought reporter and how the Gulf Cartel.
Scooped up -- resident alien living in Texas mistaken identity the guy had nothing to do the drug trade the kidnapped them it's feared that he's been killed the silence them.
So their violence can be seen all over the United States there will be a power vacuum as was pointed out by the Mexican president right.
But -- trying to fill the vacuum guess what's gonna happen you get -- people competing.
Using violence -- the way of figuring out who the next leader is they don't hold elections as they do it through.
While he has we have been saying Michael for the past five or six years down there and you -- the Gulf Cartel and it is important for audience to know that the -- began as the enforcement weighing it.
Of the Gulf Cartel before breaking -- their -- and you mentioned that power vacuum and how it's filled and the way it's filled it seems to me Michael that.
That the Zeta cartel is no -- a top down operation it's more of a franchise.
Operations -- their -- splinter groups if you will.
And that kind of really.
-- -- more violence does -- not.
It absolutely does and it all waiting for the day that that god -- those weapons from fast and furious make their way -- the city streets clear across America.
Again we keep hearing about before border states we have fifty border states that he -- with a -- -- an international airport.
And -- of the stuff that moves across that Mexican border winds up on streets clear across the United States.
-- you talk about these secret control groups within these cartels.
And it runs within Texas -- mean yes it is it's a border battle but it's also bleeding into the United States they have these hit squads from the -- is in Texas to make sure those drugs get from point a to point B a lot of people don't realize that.
Let me tell you you know real quickly back in the late eighties like that a study on the -- records and found that a New York I was horrified.
60% of the people we were resting up -- the DEA task force were -- as being foreign born.
So this is not simply a problem that's limited and by the way the remarkable though while the politicians are concerned about the food we it's -- haven't talked about the threat posed by marijuana or cocaine in the United States.
Doubt it it is it's it's a point well worth mentioning Michael Cutler former INS agent Michael good of you sir thank you thank you -- -- to join.
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