Cartel 'Madman' Busted in Mass Beheadings

Daniel Elizondo is leader of local Zeta gang: cops
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2012 1:51 AM CDT
Updated May 21, 2012 4:33 AM CDT
Cartel 'Madman' Busted in Mass Beheadings
Mexican Federal police block a road near Monterrey, Mexico, after more than 37 mutilated bodies were found.   (Getty Images)

Police have captured the man behind the grisly slaying, mutilation, and dumping of 49 people near Monterrey last week, officials tell Reuters. Daniel Elizondo, aka "The Madman," a Zeta drug cartel leader, was caught by Mexican soldiers in Nuevo Leon. Over the last few weeks, drug cartel violence has flared, with 18 headless bodies dumped in Guadalajara amid a spate of other killings. (Read more Mexican drug cartel stories.)

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