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Bob Booth / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A federal trial is underway in Fort Worth related to the 2013 killing of a former cartel lawyer who was gunned down in Southlake. 

A security camera inside the jail cell of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was rolling the moment the most powerful drug lord in the world made a run for it.

(Mexican Navy/AFP)

One of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords was captured near the border Monday night – and he has deep roots in North Texas. Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the leader of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, was taken into custody near Nuevo Laredo. KERA’s Lauren Silverman called Alfredo Corchado, who’s in Mexico City covering the case for the Dallas Morning News, to talk about Trevino Morales’ links to Dallas.

Latin Drug Bosses And Their Growing American Ties

Jul 16, 2013

Latin American cartels are fueled by U.S. drug demand, so their illegal retail networks often stretch throughout America. Mexico's arrest of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales was a reminder that the connections between drug traffickers and the U.S. are not just commercial — they're also personal.