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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Zetas' Bosses Pressure Judges To Avoid Extradition To The U.S.

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Federal judges fear they will be killed if they authorize the extradition of Zetas leaders to the US.

The brothers Miguel Ángel and Óscar Omar Treviño Morales, El Z-40 and El Z-42, founding leaders of Los Zetas, have managed to delay their extradition to the United States through a strategy of intimidating the judges handling their cases, because although detained, they continue to operate and maintain their power inside and outside of prisons, according to intelligence sources revealed to MILENIO.

They added that the United States government has already conveyed to the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador that the extradition of these two drug lords is a top priority issue for Joe Biden's administration.

The sources revealed that the Treviño Morales brothers continue to head the Los Zetas cartel and are responsible for the murder of at least 10 guards of the different prisons in which they have been.

In addition, they receive regular conjugal visits and enjoy various concessions within the Federal Centers for Social Rehabilitation (Cefereso).

The above has caused federal judges to fear being assassinated if they authorize the extradition of Zetas leaders to US territory.

A few days ago, the Second District Judge in Matters of Amparo and Federal Trials in the State of Mexico, granted a suspension that prevents the extradition to the United States of Miguel Ángel Treviño.

Z-40 was detained on July 15, 2013, by the Navy Special Forces, in the municipality of Anáhuac, Nuevo León. The then Attorney General's Office (PGR) accused him of ordering the kidnapping and murder of 265 migrants, whose bodies were located in clandestine graves in the municipality of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in 2010.

He was also linked to the murder of José Eduardo Moreira, son of the former governor of Coahuila, Humberto Moreira Valdés, in October 2012, and to dozens of disappearances in the municipality of Allende, Coahuila. The United States authorities want him for murder and drug trafficking.

​Z-40; drug dealer difficult to control

An example of how difficult it has been to control Z-40 is that since his capture he has been in seven federal prisons. He was first admitted to maximum security prison number one, Altiplano, but in 2015 he was transferred to the Federal Social Rehabilitation Center number 11 in Hermosillo, Sonora.

Later, in 2018, he was relocated to Cefereso 9 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and two years later, in 2020, he was transferred to the maximum security prison in Puente Grande, Jalisco.

After the closure of that complex, Treviño Morales was in the Buenavista Tomatlán prisons, in Michoacán, and Villa Comaltitlán, in Chiapas, but in 2023 he returned to the Altiplano prison.

In the first days of this year he was transferred to the Northeast Federal Center for Social Readaptation in Tepic, Nayarit, where he is currently located.

In July 2021, MILENIO published that, in the Buenavista Tomatlán prison, Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales had various privileges, such as having fresh fruit for breakfast and having newspapers every day, in addition, he lived in the ECO dormitory, with four people, while the other inmates live in overcrowded  cells with up to 15 inmates.

The Z-42; crimes involved

Meanwhile, El Z-42 is accused by federal authorities of being behind the fire at the Casino Royale that left 52 dead, recorded in August 2011 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, and is also related to the clandestine graves located in San Fernando, Tamaulipas.

According to the investigations, Óscar Omar began criminal activities under the tutelage of his brother Miguel Ángel Treviño, and, after his arrest, assumed the leadership of Los Zetas.

According to US officials, Z-42 claimed to have killed more than a thousand people. Under his leadership, Los Zetas dedicated themselves to drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, theft of hydrocarbons, human and arms trafficking, illicit activities that spread in some Central American countries, such as Guatemala and Honduras.

Óscar Omar was arrested in 2015 in San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, and was later admitted to the Federal Center for Social Readaptation number 1, Altiplano.

In 2016 he was transferred to Cefereso 12 in Ocampo, Guanajuato, but two months later he returned to the maximum security prison in the State of Mexico.

In July 2019, a federal judge sentenced Óscar Omar Treviño Morales to 18 years in prison for the illegal possession of firearms for the exclusive use of the armed forces and operations with resources of illicit origin.

In the United States, he is wanted for the crime of criminal association to commit crimes against health.

However, the legal team of both drug traffickers continues to file various legal appeals to avoid the conclusion of the extradition processes in federal courts.

Milenio  Milenio 2


  1. Just kill these two brothers, why are they still alive they serve no purpose.

  2. That's why they extradited Ovidio. The authorities weren't worried about some chump who was getting his ass whooped at home by his own wife. They already know the Zetas are gonna retaliate 🤣

    1. You say it like it's something to be proud of. LOL.

    2. Ovidio will be out in 10 years max.

    3. Los zetas just don't give a f. I rather go to war against sinaloa then zetas if I was in a cartel

    4. @ 12:03
      Your not wrong @ all...
      Even Z3 their leader did not give a F
      That says it all

    5. 12:03 og Zetas had no morals it’s no telling how low they’ll go

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    7. Let’s not forget zetas kicked Sinaloa ass many times and kicked them out of Nuevo Laredo they had chapo and Mayo very nervous if it wasent for the government who knows where it would have stopped with the zzzzz

    8. They also almost killed someone big from sinaloa
      Can't remeber exact details

      But ABL had to send a helicopter to save someones ass
      Og Z's including Mamito had surrounded a pachanga at a house
      Z's caught em by surprise & a helicopter came in to save someones ass
      Maybe michoacan not sure

  3. Yes in the gun trafficking thread we have some head in the sand denialist moron who thinks the federal gov’t of Mexico is not complicit with DTO’s. This is squarely a federal issue. The judges and their fear aside, both of these animals have not only avoided extradition for a very long time, they enjoy special treatment, privileges the the ability to communicate such that they can maintain organizational control. And yet, we have some who believe the federal government is not complicit. Where’s your proof he says? Right here for starters I say.

  4. The trevinos are some serious guys there’s never been any drug lord who has scared the entire judicial system I believe cdn is making mega money with 40’s connections as long as cdn maintains full control of Nuevo Laredo do they really need any other plazas they seem to push into cdg territory but I think that’s just to keep cdg as far as possible from nectar Lima they obviously have a large presence in Coahuila and Nuevo León and some other states but cdn are definetly on the rise

    1. ''cdn is making mega money''
      It owns one of the most important crossings in the whole of Latin america

  5. Cartels need to be designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations by the United States government which will give the US the power under International law to aggressively pursue these narco terrorists. The Treviño's can pressure their federal judges all they want to avoid extradition, but once you are in the crosshairs of the USA there is no escaping justice. As history has shown us the US government is relentless in their pursuit of their enemies and will go to the edges of the earth to find you.

    1. US won’t do a s h i t … USA is the cause of all chaos for the demand of drugs their citizen junkies consume plain and simple !!!

    2. Will never happen. Mexico is a sovereign country and politically they’d never go for it because first, it’s pretty obvious they and their economy benefit from the illegal activity. The terrorist talk is purely political theater for election time - no more no less. And frankly, they don’t fit the existing terrorist definition to enact that designation. Mexico is our biggest trade partner. It’s never going to happen. Ever

    3. If Mexican government can't get their act together (lost cause ,#1 curupt Country in the World) sooner it's cartels will be labelled Terrorists, when plain and simple, it is what they are... kidnapping, extortion, curuptiing government officials, taxing Innocents, drug sales.

    4. Why do people want to bring the U.S kicking and screaming into this bullshit?
      Mexico doesn't need or want U.S help,its an internal Mexican problem that it has to deal with so please shut the fuck up with your phony concerns

    5. @848 they are surely corrupt and the case can made that’s it’s a criminal government, but they do not rank the highest in corruption. There’s worse out there believe it or not.

  6. Judges are on the same level as politicians,lawyers,advertising agencies,fuck em.

  7. So you’re telling me, these 2 dudes have figured out how to do this….but Guzman’s and others don’t threatened judges?… ain’t no way.

    1. Right... such BULLSHIT

      Mencho's kids, Chapo, Cuinis, damn near every cartel has had bosses and close family extradited.. and aren't CDN supposedly limited these days to mainly one state?

      How would a federal judge states away be vulnerable? What makes these guys so special?

      The truth, likely an utmost disturbing one, will never come to light.. but the 10 years or so of them being unfettered speaks volumes.

    2. I guess the infamouZzz Lazca Z3 really taught this guy something

  8. Judges got paid off. If this story is true how many judges would have been killed by now?

  9. is it ZVE or CDN that funds this for him or he still calls plays for

    CDN right, his nephew was in a leadership role

    ZVE are the ones who broke away from Trevino's

    as long as they hold power in NL, they will be ok. Mexico should just extradite.

  10. just kick a riot off at the prison and beqt both of them to death..

  11. Supposedly new leader of escorpiones are sending people to talk to Nico and chuy 7 to work on a truce

    1. they had one 3 years ago. won't last. it's just cycles.


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