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Federal agents capture Zetas leader Jose Francisco “Kiko” Trevino hiding out in Houston

September 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Federal agents capture Zetas leader Jose Francisco “Kiko” Trevino hiding out in Houston

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U.S. federal authorities have captured Jose Francisco “Kiko” Trevino, the leader of a ruthless cartel faction of the Los Zetas criminal organization hiding out in Houston, Texas.

Federal agents arrested Trevino on Wednesday afternoon in Houston. He is the leader of the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) a Zetas faction responsible for mass killings along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Despite the fact law enforcement officials have not officially confirmed the capture, sources say authorities at the federal, local, and state levels participated in Trevino’s arrest, who on Thursday appeared before a federal district court judge, Breitbart Texas reported.

The arrest of Jose Francisco “Kiko” Trevino is a significant blow to the blood-thirsty Zetas, who have significantly weakened in recent years after the loss of key leaders, who have either been killed or captured by Mexican authorities.

Jose Francisco “Kiko” Trevino┬áis the nephew of imprisoned Zetas bosses, the ultra-violent Miguel Angel Trevino “Z40” who was captured in 2013, and his brother Omar Trevino, “Z42,” who authorities arrested in March of 2015.

For last ten months, the CDN have been enthralled in a brutal war with the Old School Zetas, a group consisting of several original founding members of Los Zetas for control of vital drug smuggling corridors into the United States.

The turmoil within Los Zetas has resulted in unspeakable acts of violence including countless murders, the brutal executions of women and children, decapitations, attacks on business, and daily gun battles throughout the border states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon.

Although It remains unclear the reason Trevino would travel to Houston. It is not uncommon for top cartel figures to enter the U.S. seeking a safe haven from the threat posed by rival criminal organizations in Mexico.

U.S. federal authorities in Texas captured several high-ranking cartel figures back in 2014 including Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez alias “Comandante Panochitas,” the boss of the “Gulf Cartel.”

FBI agents arrested Saenz-Tamez, who has since been sentenced to 30 years in prison, while he was shopping at a mall in the border town of Edinburg, Texas.

Los Zetas originally started as an enforcement wing of the Gulf Cartel, made up of former highly trained members of the Mexican special forces.

In 2010, the group split from the Gulf cartel resulting in a bloody turf war, which still exists today.

Many experts credited the criminal organization with transforming the Mexican drug landscape by introducing a ruthless mix of brutality and military tactics to take over large swaths of territories in Mexico.

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