Oct 28, 2011

Drug War: Mexico Busts Zetas' Luxury 'Narco-Ranch'

InSight Crime: "Federal troops in north Mexico recently discovered a luxury ranch where 200 gunmen from the Zetas gang lived, trained, and launched attacks, offering a vivid illustration of the impunity with which such groups operate in much of the country.

... Authorities said that the ranch, known as Las Aguilas and located on the outskirts of small town called Vallecillo, was the largest facility that the group operated, and served both as a training ground and a launching pad for attacks. The town is just 75 miles north of Monterrey, one of Mexico’s largest cities and the site of an ongoing struggle for control between the Zetas and their rivals in the Gulf Cartel." read more

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