Mexico: La Familia drug cartel chief believed killed

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 11, 2010 01:17

MEXICO  CITY — The eccentric leader of the brutal Mexican La Familia drug cartel is believed to have been killed in a shootout during two days of fighting between federal police and gunmen that terrified civilians across a western Mexican state, the government said Friday.

The death of Nazario Moreno Gonzalez — nicknamed "The Craziest One" — would be a major blow to a drug cartel that burst into national prominence four years ago by rolling severed heads into a nightclub and declaring that its mission was to protect Michoacan state from rival gangs and petty criminals.

Police have received information that the 40-year-old Gonzalez — also known as "El Chayo" or "The Doctor" — was killed in clash Thursday between cartel gunmen and federal police, said Alejandro Poire, the government spokesman for security issues.


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