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Zetas leader, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, captured by Mexican marines

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Updated July 16, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, an alleged drug lord and head of Mexico's drug cartel Los Zetas, was captured by Mexican marines on Sunday.

Mexican authorities found Trevino Morales -- known as "Z-40" -- as they intercepted a pickup truck on a dirt road in a town called Anahuac near the border of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon states.

Police said they arrested a total of three men during the raid. They were carrying $2 million in cash, three guns and multiple rounds. No shots were fired.

Eduardo Sanchez Hernandez, Mexico's Assistant Secretary of Media and Security, said the two other men were a bodyguard and an accountant.

Mexican authorities did not respond to questions regarding the United States involvement in the raid. The U.S. State Department had offered a $5 million reward for Trevino Morales.

Trevino Morales, 40, who reportedly took control of Los Zetas in October 2012, was taken into custody along with his two companions.

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