Thursday, March 5, 2015

Candidates to lead Los Zetas

Lucio for Borderland Beat using  material from Borderland Beat archives

Speculation as to who “the new Zetas leader” will be, has already spread on both sides the border.

American media seems to have latched on to the possibility that elder brother Juan Francisco Treviño Morales is the successor.  That supposition is doubtful, other than Juan being blood related, it is difficult to give weight to that possibility.

For starters Juan is 61 years old.  He, as his brothers migrated to Texas in the 70s, Dallas is the city the family settled in.  Juan was a 23 year old newlywed when he made the move.  He began working within the law, using his trade as a mason to get by.   

He found it frustrating to work seven days a week, long hours and just scrape by.   

He tried other avenues of attaining income, such as an automobile detailing business.  He recruited his brothers Jose, Miguel (Z40) and Rodolfo to work with him in the construction business and later the detailing business. 

It was through the detailing business that the brothers connected with a Nuevo Laredo drug distributor.   Soon Juan became a small time drug distributor himself.  After a conviction for failing to report at the U.S. point of entry $47,000 in cash, he was cut a break and was sentenced to probation. 

A year later in 1995 he was convicted of marijuana distribution and trafficking and was sent to prison, where he remained until 2014.  In March of 2014 Juan was released from a Colorado prison, and deported.  

He was taken to the no man’s land of the international bridge between Nuevo Laredo Texas and Laredo, Tamaulipas Mexico and like all deportees was told to walk into Mexico. 

 He then seemingly disappeared.  Nothing has been written about his whereabouts or what he may be doing for the past year.


Juan was in the drug business at a much different time.  At a time when movers of drugs were of only
a handful of organizations, opposed to the dozens operating today.  Violence had not yet exploded to the level of the past 10 years, nor had it yet crossed over to include harming innocents.  Routes were defined and not aggressively fought over as is today.  And the business model structure adapted by the big cartels was not yet defined.
 
It was far different in 1995.  Juan missed the transition.  It would be difficult to think that with that
history and his age, that  he could lead a small enforcer group let alone a major cartel.
 
What he does have is Treviño Morales blood.  If he were to step into the role of leader, it would most likely be that of a de jure control appointment, a figurehead much like many think Omar (Z42) was.  

There to watch over the operation for Miguel, but not the decision maker.
Arguably, his biggest negative would be his age. He has already lost 20 years of his life while
incarcerated, would he want to chance another long imprisonment?  

His son [at above right] has followed in his footsteps.  And in reality at face value would be a better candidate, if not for the fact he is incarcerated and wanted in the U.S..  Juan Francisco Treviño Chavez  “El Quico”, 34,  escaped from a Nuevo Laredo prison in 2010.  His 2012 recapture took place  at a Monterrey, Nuevo Leon shopping center, he was  with Jesus Chavez Garcia, his cousin, who ran a cell of the Zetas cartel in Sabinas Hidalgo. 

Chávez García is one of the 141 prisoners in the mass escape from a Nuevo Laredo prison in December 16, 2010.


Other possible candidates
 
Maxiley Barahona Nadales, “El Contador” or “El Maxiley”, if it’s a leader with the potential for high level brutality it is this Zeta.  The Mexican agency PGR Labels him as “Extremely Dangerous”.  He is the second in line in the Zeta hierarchy.

Sergio Ricardo Basurto Peña “El Grande“, The Trusted and close friend of Miguel Treviño is in control of the narcotiendas, in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.  This means he is also responsible for authoring and ordering the killings in the city.  Since Lazca's death, he has been awarded greater responsibility to include the major port city of   Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

Of the two men, if Juan is not appointed as a figurehead leader, the probable appointee would be El Grande.  It would become a matter of trust.  On the other hand Maxiley is seen as the more capable of the two, it could go either way.

Or someone entirely different.  Aside from the Treviño's mentioned in this post, there are dozens of nephews and cousins in Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Dallas area or south east Texas border.  

This is all speculation at this point, but based on what is known, these are top candidates.

45 comments:

  1. Hope Leadership stays in Nvo Laredo..

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    1. haha why? it's not like it brings any good to the city

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  2. What about El Kelin El z2 he just got out of jail but I think he works for d ciclones from matamoros

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    1. you answered your own question

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    2. That's My Point

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    3. Kelin is cdg dumbass you just said it yourself

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  3. This dude has more CHINS than a Chinese phone book. All that money and power is useless when you had diabetes and high blood pressure.

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    1. tired joke....and if you must have diabetes and HBP, might as well be rich and powerful....beats having that and being broke as well

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    2. I like being fit and healthy and broke. This jackass is in his early 30's and looks like a strawberry picker . The reason is that stress makes you eat more and also he was always hiding!!! He cannot go out and workout and have a margarita at the beach.

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    3. Early 30? He is like 38

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  4. who is ever appointed will make things worst to show his musle

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    1. not necessarily, they may want to keep a low profile...the worst part comes before anyone is appointed as they jockey for the position

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  5. Can Hollywood do a movie on the Treviños?

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    1. Hollywood can do a movie on anything it wants

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  6. Dayum,Omar has aged dramatically.So much so he is almost unrecognisable? If Zeta halcones are still being paid without any problems we know what that means?

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    1. i thought he looked his age

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  7. sounds good the brother has experience, wonder if he crys like his bro

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    1. Actually he has no experience in the cartel world

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  8. What the world needs to understand is that all cartels have one supreme leader and always have I speak of Satan himself drugs are spiritual warfare and wickedness in high places repent

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  9. Time for the Z to fall apart and splinter.

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    1. Splinter? That would turn Tamaulipas into the nine circles of hell.

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  10. Good information lucio. I recall chivis said the older bro was being released last year but I have not heard anything since then. This is the most info I have seen out there about him and I did not realize el quico was juan Francisco's son.

    there must be many trevinos to help figure head the cartel

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  11. Where is El Erotico and the "new" Z43? I figured one of them if not both of them would be considered also. Chivis get out of your rocking chair and enlighten me :-)

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  12. El Universal just weighed in this a.m., saying MX security officials are focusing on El Contador and El Kelin as possible successors. Just those two.

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    1. that is Maxiley . as for Kelin he is cdg and long out of the game

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    2. Yeah,Kelin and Z leadership,bullshit...
      Chivis got it righter than most

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    3. The new leader is going to be ,the english zeta

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  13. I'm sorry but u guys got it all wrong I love bb and I can't do a better job then lucio. So I won't try (before I get attack) but if he has money trevino family money then he gots power And that's all that matters. If he can pay. For sicarios. Estakas. And halcones. They do the dirt and by in name the brother becomes infamous I assure u z40 &z42. Were not at every single event that they got credit for. They probably. Didn't even authorize. 50% of the big event but took the hits. Cuz there known. I'm not saying he is gonna take power ( the brother) I'm just saying it ain't all. Your are next leader cuz uve. Proven ursef. And we will follow. You to he'll and back. No it's more like can u pay my 500 a week to be a SiCarios. Cool ur the boss can u pay protection. To the police And more importantly above everything. Can u pay the politicos. Yea okay your the boZZ. My 2peso. Peace LoKs

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    1. Lucio didn't say he wouldn't be the leader he said it would be a figurehead like omar, to watch over the family business so to speak. I don't see your comment out of line with that.

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  14. i doubt kiko could be the next leader. i remember back when 40 got caught there were disagreements inside la letra when it came to naming 42 as the new leader, mostly between the zetas from laredo and those from victoria. at least 42 had been a high ranked zeta and had been boos in plazas such as laredo, piedras negras, veracruz and zacatecas. kiko has done virtually nothing. there are way many more people besides maxiley and basurto that could easily be put in charge.
    im thinking this time it will be somebody from victoria.

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    1. You are right, and what people is missing here is that 42s suegro might know better the bussines regarding money, thus is most probable that Jesus Fernandez and his doughter still are running the bussiness from top, yet this people need someone who runs the dirty part and Basurto can do that or contador..

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  15. Z420 is the new leader. Time to blaze up bitches.

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    1. Wrong. It's z69 the out and proud zeta. He's the personal hairstylist for both 40 and 42

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  16. Comandante Rama is the new leader,

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    1. 42 ya mato a ese wey hace un mes por rata

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  17. A Texas based figurehead would make a strong and defiant Zeta statement to authorities. That figurehead wouldn't have to do anything but live a normal life, distract law enforcement, and make them nervous. It would suck to constantly have that kind of heat on you 24x7, but if would make a mockery of Z42's capture and of the drug war.

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  18. The trevi-nato will dedicate theirselves to their legal businesses now, they are THEIRS, or who wll contest THEIR OWNERSHIP? The other business may be up for grabs, no more trevinos, el quico, is wanted badly, what is he going to do??? Scare the police???

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  19. Let us pray this guy gets the help he needs while in prison. Lets all hope he takes advantage of some of the prison educational courses and self help classes so someday, upon his release, he can become s productive member of society.

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  20. Let us pray this guy gets the help he needs while in prison. Lets all hope he takes advantage of some of the prison educational courses and self help classes so someday, upon his release, he can become s productive member of society.

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  21. "El orgullo de los zetas" siempre presente y a la orden: Christiaan Caastro...
    Z1 (#2) fidel herrera beltran, former governor of veracruz, next up/next down...

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  22. The real zeta leaders are el chococrispis el zucaritas el corn pops el tucan Sam el bunelitos el fruti lupis el maizoro el choco bombon el azucaradas el chok attack el choco nubis and to top it off the main leader is el freakies

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  23. Whoever it is going to be, will have to pass the Los zeta leader recruiting brutality behavioral test..known also by LZLRBT. This test is made up of 30 fill in the blanks and 20 multiple choice questions. Those taking this test, will also have to write an essay, of a 1000 wds, on why they would be the best choice at leading the zetas....this is an hour long test. A snack and juice will be provided..during the ten minute break.

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