Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: Omar Trevino, El Z-42
Recommendation: see link to article on his arrest by BB reporter DD]
Reporter: Proceso Redaction
After the extradition to the United States of 13 narco traffickers, among them Edgar Valdez Villarreal, "La Barbie", this country had solicited Mexico for the formal extradition of Omar Trevino Morales "El Z-42", the last important leader of Los Zetas.
According to the daily Reforma, who cites judicial sources, the PGR present a formal extradition proceeding before a Judge of the Third District in Federal Penal Processes with base in the Federal District.
The prisoner, according to the periodical, started with an apprehension order on 15th of May of 2009 by the Federal Court of District of Colombia, for exporting and distribution of cocaine and marijuana.
The United States Government accuses Trevino Morales of coordinating the trafficking of large quantities of cocaine and marijuana in the frontier of Coahuila. Also he is accused of being involved in the quarter horse money laundering ring, and of transferring funds for this business.
In 2008, an action was launched against him in the South Texas District Court. They accuse him of being part of the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas since 2001 more or less.
According to authorities, "El Z-42" trafficked marijuana and cocaine from Nuevo Laredo to the United States and has rented properties in Laredo, Texas, for Sicario's to utilize as safe houses.
Trevino was detained on past 4th of March by the Armed Forces in his house in the Town of San Pedro Garza Garcia, in Nuevo Leon.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso