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.