Alleged Zeta founder killed

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- One of the founders of the Zetas drug cartel is killed during a shootout with Mexican soldiers.

Galdino Mellado was among five people killed in a gun battle in Reynosa, Mexico, across from McAllen, Texas.

He is believed to be on of the military deserters who formed the Zetas, but reportedly no longer holds a command position in the cartel.

He had been on the run from authorities after excaping from prison. His death is another high-profile victory for president Enrique Peña-Nieto's crackdown on cartels in the country.

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