Thursday, September 18, 2008
The Zetas Take a Hit
American and Italian authorities are celebrating the arrest of 175 organized crime figures, most of them allegedly members of the Zetas and an Italian group called the Ndrangheta (whose revenues were estimated at $55 billion annually!). The two groups, which had established links in Brooklyn, had collaborated to move drugs into Europe, another reflection of the internationalization of the Mexican drug cartels. Charges were filed by the US government against the Zetas' three top figures.