21 May 2012

Arrest made following Mexican massacre

2:03 pm on 21 May 2012

The Mexican army says it has arrested the man believed to have ordered the killing of 49 people.

Their mutilated bodies were found dumped by a roadside near the city of Monterrey in the northern Nuevo Leon state a week ago.

The 43 men and six women had been decapitated and their hands were cut off.

An army spokesman said Daniel Jesus Elizondo - known as El Loco, (The Madman) - was arrested by troops.

He is reported to the leader of the Zetas drug cartel in the region.