Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Good News?

That a dozen Zetas were killed.

The bad news?

There are still plenty more.

But hey, this is a good start!

Dozen Zetas die in shootout
Mexican marine killed; camp found on Falcon Lake island.
By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE — Mexican marines patrolling Falcon Lake killed 12 presumed Zeta drug gang members in a gunbattle that erupted after the military discovered an island drug encampment, the Mexican navy said Monday.

One of the marines was killed in the shootout, which occurred Sunday afternoon on a portion of the lake two miles northeast of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, part of the Zeta stronghold in northwestern Tamaulipas state.

The island was believed to be a holding place for marijuana carried on speedboats to the Texas shore. After the gunbattle, the military seized a cache of more than 20 firearms, including a .50-caliber rifle and a machine gun.

The military also captured ammunition, bulletproof vests and surveillance equipment.