We've all heard the horror stories of victims targeted by Mexican drug cartels. They typically involve vicious torture such as dismemberment, face peeling, and acid baths. One of the more ruthless cartel leaders is the Los Zetas boss, Miguel Trevino Morales. In 2013, Mexican authorities arrested and imprisoned Trevino, also known as Z-40, for crimes that include drug trafficking, torture, and the illegal use of firearms. Truly sadistic toward his victims, Trevino murdered hundreds if not thousands of people. He is responsible for bodies hanging from bridges, hours-long torture videos, and mass graves of Mexican migrants.
George Grayson, an expert on the Zetas at the College of William and Mary, says that Trevino is one of "the most sadistic" of the cartel leaders who "really gets off on inflicting diabolical pain on people." Certainly there is no lack of cruelty in Trevino's tactics. Encouraged by corruption in both the Mexican and United States governments that help perpetuate the deadly drug war, Trevino's terrors knew no bounds. Unexpectedly, it was Trevino's love for his U.S.-based newborn child that led to his eventual capture.
He Boiled Victims Alive
He Removed Peoples' Hearts In Cancun
Trevino Rose Through The Ranks Of Two Cartels
People Were Forced To Participate In Gladiator-Like Fights
They Used Smuggled Gulf War WeaponsPhoto: flickr / CC0
Miguel's Brother Laundered Money Through A Horse Farm