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Official: Gunmen stole Zetas leader's body

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A state prosecutor says the body of 1 of Mexico's most feared drug lords was stolen from a funeral home by a group of armed men. It occurred a day after Zetas head Heriberto Lazcano was fatally shot in a gunfight with marines.

Coahuila Attorney General Homero Ramos says two men were killed by marines Sunday outside a baseball game in the town of Progreso. He says the fingerprints of 1 man matched the records of Lazcano, an army special forces deserter whose brutal paramilitary tactics helped define the devastating 6-year war among Mexico's drug gangs and authorities.

Early Monday morning, Ramos said, a group of armed men raided the funeral home where the bodies were kept, and stole both corpses.

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