When one of the founders of the La Familia drugs cartel was killed in 2010, the Mexican government hailed it as a major victory.

Yet many locals say the cartel leader who protected them, Nazario Moreno, lives on in spirit.

In Morelia, in the state of Michoacan, the legend of the so-called St Nazario continues. 

Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Morelia, Mexico.