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mexico_cartel_apr2012     Mexico captures Zetas drug lord Ivan Velazquez Caballero

Mexico confirmed Tuesday that its forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, reputed boss of the ruthless Zetas cartel, but it remains uncertain what effect, if any, the killing will have on the larger scourge of drug trafficking and violence.

In a twist, a group of armed men stole Lazcano’s body from a funeral home, though authorities had already taken fingerprints and photographs to confirm his identity.

Source: Mariano Castillo for CNN.

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