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Ivan Velasquez-Caballero, known by the nicknames Z-50, L-50 and El Taliban.

 Mexican officials  are confirming a split inside the Zetas drug cartel following the arrest of a top  shot-caller who had gone rogue and allied his faction with the rival Gulf Cartel.

The Mexican Navy (SEMAR) confirmed marines arrested 42-year-old Ivan Velasquez-Caballero in the City of San Luis Potosi on Wednesday evening.

Velasquez-Caballero was a high-ranking member of the Zetas and went by the nicknames Z-50, L-50 and El Taliban.

He and two other men were presented by SEMAR officials in Mexico City where the three are facing federal charges.

SEMAR officials reported that authorities had been tracking the activities of Velasquez-Caballero since January. read  rest   Here