Cartel Leader Who Stewed Rivals Alive Fears Torture Following Arrest

The captured head of Mexico’s Los Zetas cartel is in fear of being tortured, according to a report from the U.K.’s Daily Mail. Miguel Angel Treviño has asked the courts in Mexico for special protections for fear that he will be tortured. His arrest came in the early morning hours on July 15, 2013.

Treviño, who is a former resident of Dallas, Texas, was known for stewing the corpses of his rivals in boiling oil when he led a Mexican cartel that has been characterized as morphing into an insurgency movement.

“His favored methods for dispatching enemies were dismembering them while still alive, or making them into a 'guiso,' or stew -- stuffing them in 55-gallon oil drums, adding gasoline and burning them alive,” according to experts and ABC News.

Breitbart News reported at the time that the region's history indicated a likely uptick in violence would occur, and cited a 2012 UN Office of Drugs and Crime Report to further validate the position.

Both the Mexican cartels and their subordinate gangs and syndicates, along with a Guatemalan cartel, have suffered multiple arrests on U.S. soil in recent months.


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