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
Mexican Federal police block a road near Monterrey, Mexico, after more than 37 mutilated bodies were found.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – 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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