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10/09/2012 01:42 pm ET Updated Dec 09, 2012

Mexico Zetas Drug Cartel: Facts And Figures

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Mexico says it has killed the leader of the brutal Zetas drug gang, the most powerful kingpin to fall in a six-year battle against cartels, but in a surreal twist his body was then snatched from a funeral home by armed men.

Mexico's Navy said fingerprint tests confirmed that Heriberto Lazcano was killed in a firefight in the northern state of Coahuila on Sunday afternoon.

Find out everything you need to know about the Zetas in the slideshow below. (Captions by Reuters)

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Los Zetas: Facts And Figures
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