Federal authorities mobilized 738 military personnel and four armed helicopters to Nuevo Laredo on Tuesday, March 15, following the riots and violent events that occurred after the capture of Juan Gerardo Treviño, El Huevo, leader of the Northeast Cartel.
The response from the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) came two days after the capo's capture, as members of the criminal organization he led demanded his release by carrying out 38 firearm attacks against military bases and civilian homes.
The Defense Plan was implemented by federal authorities to ensure the safety of nationals and citizens of the United States, a country with which the entity shares a border and which alerted the entity to risks following the armed incursion of CDN hit men.
On Tuesday, El Huevo was handed over to US authorities via the border bridge that connects the cities of Tijuana, Baja California and San Diego, California; despite rumors of a possible extradition, the authorities confirmed that the alleged criminal was deported, as he has a double nationality.
📷The security operation was implemented on the same day that the alleged criminal was handed over to the US authorities (Photo: Reuters)
Juan Gerardo Treviño was arrested on February 13 by state and federal authorities in Nuevo Laredo, who completed an arrest warrant issued against him in Tamaulipas for the crimes of aggravated extortion and criminal association.
Authorities in Coahuila had also issued arrest warrants for the leader of the Troop del Infierno, who was wanted in the entity for intentional homicide and terrorism, accusations that arose from the massacre of 25 people that occurred in 2019 in Villa Unión.
The Egg had also been requested by the US justice system, who accuse him of conspiracy to money laundering and drug trafficking, as well as employing children under the age of 18 for criminal activities.
Because of this, federal security personnel handed over the alleged criminal to the US Marshalls during the early morning of March 15, when a strong armed operation was implemented on the border between the two countries.
📷The United States warned of the situation of insecurity in Nuevo Laredo (Photo: Special)
El Huevo is singled out as the top chief of the Northeast Cartel and its armed arm, the Troop of Hell, with which he maintains a fierce struggle with cells of the Gulf Cartel, as well as territorial disputes against the Old School Zetas.
El Huevo is the oldest member of another criminal group, Los Treviños, which has a long history in Tamaulipas. According to a report by the Stratfor agency, the criminal also intended to control the Monterrey Metropolitan Area. However, there was José Rodolfo Villareal Hernández, El Gato, who controls the area by the Los Beltrán Leyva Cartel.
Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), pointed out that the capture of this criminal is “one of the most important arrests of the last decade”, as he declared this after meeting at the Palacio Nacional with the United States Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorka s.
El Huevo is the nephew of Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, El Z-40, the last leader of the Zetas before the disintegration of the bloody cartel, and Oscar Omar Treviño Morales, El Z-42, as well as being the brother of Juan Francisco Kiko Treviño Chavez; all previously captured and convicted on charges linked to their activities such as drug traffickers on the border with the United States.