Mexico officials kill 'long dead' drug lord

Mar 10, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
Police used fingerprints to confirm the identity of the dead body.
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Officials in Mexico say that they have killed a drug lord who was reported to have been shot dead three years ago. Nazario Moreno, known as El Mas Loco - The Craziest One - was the founder of the La Familia cartel and regarded as the spiritual leader of its offshoot, the brutal Knights Templar. His death was first announced after a 2010 shootout, but no body was found and he was reportedly seen alive since.
Background:
'Long dead' Mexico drug lord Nazario Moreno killed [BBC]
2 lives of Nazario Moreno: Capo claimed dead by Mexican government, only to be killed again [Fox News]

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