Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Juan Gerardo Treviño - Northeast cartel boss lassoed

Juan Gerardo Treviño, also known as 'El Huevo' or 'The Egg' was captured by Mexican authorities shortly after a $100k bounty was posted. Treviño led a gang of hitmen known as Tropas del Infierno, and that is what they delivered. A violent gun fight between the military and gang members ensued in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the Mexico-US border. Shootings and blockades spread throughout the city for hours. A US citizen and on a "wanted" list, the leader of the Northeast cartel was quickly shipped to America and is facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges. He is also accused of murder, terrorism, extortion and gangsterism in Mexico.
Treviño's criminal history has a long pedigree. He is the nephew of drug trafficker Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, the boss when the clan was a member of the Zetas, and has another uncle and a brother who are also linked to drugs. His brother Kiko is in prison in the US. So is his uncle in Mexico.