If he had Mexican citizenship, he would have been topic to a prolonged extradition course of, however Mejia stated Treviño had no Mexican id paperwork nor any document of them. It’s not unusual for Mexican households on the border attempt to have their youngsters’s delivery registered within the U.S., however they normally declare twin citizenship.
After his arrest Sunday, members of Treviño’s gang shot up the border metropolis of Nuevo Laredo, and even hit the U.S. consulate with gunfire. The consulate was closed till additional discover and two U.S. border bridges resulting in Laredo, Texas, have been briefly closed due to the incident.
U.S. Ambassador Ken Salazar stated in a press release Monday that “I’ve raised our grave considerations about these incidents and the protection and safety of our workers immediately with the federal government of Mexico.”
Treviño was handed over to U.S. at a border bridge in Tijuana, far to the west of Nuevo Laredo, presumably to keep away from makes an attempt to free him.
The Mexican military stated he was the chief of a particularly violent and closely armed gang of cartel gunmen often known as “The Troops of Hell.” That gang is a faction of the Northeast Cartel, the successor group to the previous Zetas Cartel.
Treviño is reportedly the nephew of Miguel Angel Treviño, the imprisoned former chief of the Zetas.
The cartel has participated in a number of the bloodiest, most tenacious turf battles in Mexico, attacking each Mexican regulation enforcement personnel and the rival Gulf cartel.
In 2019, gunmen from the Northeast staged an enormous gunbattle in one other border state, Coahuila, that killed 24 folks. The drug cartel killed 4 state law enforcement officials, an area firefighter and an worker of the city’s public works division within the small city of Villa Union. A complete of 18 suspected gunmen additionally died within the confrontations.
Treviño, who reportedly had two unlawful weapons when he was detained, faces costs of extortion, murder and terrorism in Mexico. He was needed for extradition to the U.S. on costs of conspiracy to visitors medication and launder cash.
The military stated armored vehicles and a helicopter have been used to arrest Treviño.
The gunfire in Nuevo Laredo erupted late Sunday after his arrest, when his cartel members opened fireplace and hijacked and burned automobiles.
The Mexican military stated there had been 13 road and freeway blockades in Nuevo Laredo, many apparently fashioned by burning automobiles.
U.S Customs and Border Safety stated that southbound visitors from Laredo into Nuevo Laredo on the Juarez-Lincoln and Gateway to the Americas bridges was suspended, however reopened early Monday.
The U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo was closed to the general public and current appointments have been to be rescheduled.