Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mexican police seize "Monster Zeta" tank from drug gang as drug related gang violence worsens

Police in Mexico seize a three-tonne homemade tank from the Zetas gang amid an escalation in drug-related violence.

Police found the tank during a raid on a remote ranch in Jalisco, western Mexico.

The armour plated vehicle, dubbed "Monster Zeta" has a revolving gun turret and welded metal sheeting designed to withstand explosions.

Drug violence has been increasing across Mexico since President Felipe Calderon deployed the army to fight the cartels in December 2006.

The Jalisco region had been spared the worst of the mass killings and beheadings, but drug-related murders more than doubled last year to 600. (Source)