Two narcomantas appeared in Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, one at the Pedro J Mendez Primary School, the other on Tampico Street.
The message is the same in both mantas (banners), it is addressed to authorities, Federal, State and City, they offer 1 million pesos, (56,230 usd) in exchange for “eliminating” any of their choice of the people whose images grace the manta.
The authors of the manta state that under the direction of Los Zetas CDN leader “El Kiko” Trevino, there have been countless murders and executions of innocents, and collecting quotas. Further stating, these scum are causing pain and panic in the city. They assert that they don’t kill just to kill, they only for settling accounts with these scourge and all that follow and help them.
It is signed, “Old School Zetas” and Operativo Bravo.
Juan Francisco Trevino el Quico (kiko), is the nephew of Miguel Trevino (Z40) and Omar Trevino (Z42), the now imprisoned premier leaders of Los Zetas.
He became the heir to the Zetas throne, once his uncles were captured. Wanting to assure Trevino blood took control, however, they were aware there may be issues because of the violent, blood thirsty nature and history of their nephew. When they were in leadership, both Omar and Miguel had to closely monitor Juan.
But Juan has created conflict and mayhem in short order of becoming Zetas boss. The showy executions, mantas, are back in a seemingly uncontrollable, daily occurrence. The violence had all but disappeared after Zetas premier leader, El Lazca was killed by Mexican forces, and while his uncles were in control.
Juan Francisco was in custody...twice
Juan is the son of the Trevino’s oldest brother Juan Francisco Treviño Morales, 61, known as Francisco. The younger Juan is one of the 141 prisoners escaped the prison in Nuevo Laredo in December 16, 2010.
In June 2012, members of the State Investigation Agency (AEI) of Nuevo Leon arrested Juan Francisco Treviño Chavez, "El Quico" in a shopping center in Monterrey.
The report from state authorities at the time of his arrest, highlighted the fact that the Young Trevino was considered third in line of command of Los Zetas after his uncles, “Z40” and “Z42”.
At the time of his arrest he had in his possession weapons exclusive to the Mexican army, in his VW Beetle.
He was transferred to the maximum security prison El Altiplano, in the State of Mexico.
Three months later he was transferred to a prison in Hermosillo, Sonora.
It was from there,
his uncles paid for his release
a judge ordered his release.
His cousin, Jesus Chavez Garcia, assumed responsibility for all the charges against Juan, including the weapons.
However, no judicial authority has ever confirmed or denied the release of Treviño Chavez.
“El Quico" is operating out of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, cradle of the Zetas Cartel. And his presence there is mentioned in the narcomanta.