Mexico Navy Confirms Death Of Zetas Leader Lazcano

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The Mexican Navy says tests confirm that a man killed in a shootout with marines was Heriberto Lazcano, the head of Los Zetas drug cartel.

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The Mexican Navy says tests confirm that a man killed in a shootout with marines was Heriberto Lazcano, the head of Los Zetas drug cartel.

Officials said comparisons with fingerprints held on their database showed it was the drug boss.

In a reference to reports that the body was missing, they said the body had been given to local authorities.

Lazcano is a founder of Los Zetas which has been implicated in a string of mass killings and kidnappings.

His death would be a victory in the fight against cartels, analysts say.

Lazcano was killed on Sunday in the northern state of Coahuila but his identity had not been confirmed until now.