Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Zetas are Ordered Held

Saturday, February 27, 2010 |


Iván Treviño Cardoza alias “El Trevi”

A federal Judge specialized in organized crime ordered detained for 40 days seven alleged associates of the Zetas, the armed wing of the Gulf cartel, according to the Attorney General's Office (PGR).

Military elite members of the Navy arrested Ivan Trevino Cardoza, "El Trevi," in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, an alleged member of criminal group "Los Zetas", devoted mainly in trafficking marijuana and theft of of oil. Trevino Cardoza was arrested along with six of his accomplices.

An arrest order was issued against Iván Treviño Cardoza, Lauro Olivares Saenz, Rafael Salmeron Hinojosa,  Arturo Robledo Sánchez, Sergio del Callejo Garza, Alejandro Torres Olivares and Faustino Reyes Betancourt.


In a statement the agency said that these individuals are likely responsible for the crimes of organized crime and operations with funds from illicit activities, as well as possession of firearms allowed only exclusively for used by the Army, Navy and Air Force.

They were arrested on February 15 by the Mexican Navy after a confrontation that occurred in a street address located in Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

At the time of their capture, the military also seized 2,273,000 pesos along with 30 thousand US dollars, four vehicles, 19 communication devices, a long gun, four 9mm handguns, 12 magazines and 187 rounds of ammunition.

To comply with the order, the defendants were process in the Federal Investigation Division Center, to gather further evidence and intelligence information from interrogations.

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