Translated for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article by Otis B Fly-Wheel
After more than a year in Puente Grande, the narco trafficker Miguel Trevino will return to Almoloya otherwise known as Altiplano SuperMax.
Judges of the Appeal Court in Criminal Matters of the Second Circuit ordered the return of the former leader of the criminal group Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Tevino Morales "Z-40", from the Maximum Security Prison Puente Grande, Jalisco, to the Maximum Security "Altiplano" in Almoloya, Juarez.
This provision stems from the judgement of the amparo in review, lodged by the drug trafficker from Tamaulipas, who complained of his transfer from Federal Prison the authorities carried out on December 19th 2013, when he was transferred from CEFERESO number 1 in the State of Mexico to number 2 in Jalisco.
When the inmate claimed the protection of the Federal Court arguing that most of its criminal proceedings are heard in State District Courts. The Second Judge of the District in specialized matter, located in Toluca denied the amparo because " it is a fait accompli irreparably."
Trevino Morales then filed the appeal application and presented his grievances, which is a matter to be resolved by the Fourth Collegiate Court in criminal matters in the State of Mexico, moving his appeal as a violation of his fundamental rights, because it "has as a consequence for the alterations of the conditions in relation to the procedure and impacts on his right to a proper defense."
The amparo judgement was modified to complete the transfer.
The spectrum of protection applied for in the amparo would have obliged the State to return "Z-40" to his original prison in the state of Mexico, "in which he was deprived of his liberty subject to various criminal proceedings, on the understanding that in case of the state ordering his transfer to another prison, that it should go before an appropriate judge to grant the transfer.
Miguel Angel Trevino Morales "Z-40", is currently subject to 12 criminal cases in District Courts of Mexico, Jalisco, and Tamaulipas, as well as international extradition proceedings before the First District Court of Federal Criminal Proceedings in the Federal District.
The new transfer of the alleged drug kingpin will happen in the next few days, in accordance with the possibility of arranging the security detail for the Federal Transfer, only the Federal Penitentiary Authorities will be informed of the transfer details.
Original Article in Spanish at Zetatijuana