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Jailed drug lord Omar Treviño Morales “Z-42” re-admitted to Altiplano prison after winning appeal

December 26, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Jailed drug lord Omar Treviño Morales “Z-42” re-admitted to Altiplano prison after winning appeal

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Óscar Omar Treviño Morales — also known as “El Z-42,” the former leader of the Los Zetas criminal organization –was re-admitted to Altiplano maximum security detention center, located west of Mexico City, after winning an appeal.

Altiplano is the same facility in which drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, made his infamous escape from back in July 2015 through a 1.5-mile underground tunnel constructed by Guzman’s operatives.

The Zetas leader, who spent a little over two months in a maximum security prison in Guanajuato, was granted the move by a district court in the State of Mexico, which determined that prison authorities had violated a definitive court order suspending the transfer from the prison until judges heard the merits of his Amparo, which is an appeal filed by Teeviño based on human rights violations.

However, despite the ruling, the General Directorate of Cefereso 1 prison transferred “Z-42” on September 21st to a federal penitentiary in Ocampo, in the state of Guanajuato, ZetaTijuana reported.

“Z42” was arrested by Mexican authorities in March 2015 during an operation in the border state of Nuevo Leon.

Omar Treviño Morales assumed leadership of the Zetas after the arrest of his brother, the brutal Miguel Angel Treviño, also known as “El Z-40.”

In recent weeks, Miguel Treviño also won an appeal ordering prison officials to provide access to medical specialists, including a cardiologist to treat his acute hypertension.

As the leaders of Los Zetas, the brothers are believed to be responsible for some of the worst mass killings and atrocities ever committed in the history of the Mexican drug war.

Additionally, the Treviño brothers are both subjects of official requests by the U.S. government for their extradition to the United States where they are wanted for a 2012 drug trafficking indictment in the Western district of Texas.

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