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Mexican drug lord is reported killed

MEXICO CITY — One of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords, who founded the super-violent Zetas criminal organization, was killed over the weekend in a firefight with marines, Mexico’s navy secretary said Tuesday.

A positive identification of Heriberto Lazcano, who was shot dead as he ran from pursuing soldiers, was made more difficult because armed assailants stole his body from a funeral home Sunday night, a state prosecutor said.

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