Borderland Beat: also Posted on Forum by Administrator "DD"
DD wrote: This is a new one for me. Miquel Trevino, better known as Z-40 apparently believes in the Mexican judicial system. I have seen politicians use amparos (in effect an injunction) to try to keep from being arrested or to try to buy time to escape from being prosecuted, but have never seen an outlaw use an injunction to protect themselves from the government by being held incommunicado, tortured, or subjected to any kind of mistreatment. His detention and captivity has certainly not made him any less audacious.
Chivis: 40 sure was prepared with a plan of action. I wonder how many hours he and his attorney team spent in prep of the day he would be captured. He should have stayed in Guatemala, I always thought it was a stupid move to leave.
Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, Z-40, filed on July 17 four writs of amparo to protect himself from being held in solitary confinement, tortured, or subjected to any kind of mistreatment by authorities of the Attorney General of the Republic and the Attorney Specialized in Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO).
The Zeta leader´s lawyer filed at the First Court District of Amparo in Criminal Matters of the Federal District, the writs of amparo against any illegal order of arrest, solitary confinement, retention, torture and abuse.
The demands for protection of constitutional rights were promoted against the Attorney General of the Republic, Jesús Murillo Karam; the head of the SEIDO, Rodrigo Archundia, and the Attorney General of the SEIDO.
However, according to the Federal Judicial Council (CJF), the writ of amparo against the Office of the Attorney-General was rejected since it wasn´t ratified, while those filed against officials of the SEIDO were admitted.
Legal protection of the personal data of the leader of Los Zetas was also requested, requesting the his personal data not be made public. He also denounced as illegal, his arrest by the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar).
On Monday night, Eduardo Sánchez Hernández, spokesman of the Security Cabinet, informed that Treviño Morales had been arrested by members of the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar), in Tamaulipas.