“Char” for Borderland Beat
This article was translated and reposted from RIODOCE
The injunction requested by the former leader of the Los Zetas cartel, Omar Treviño Morales, Z-42, was sent to a federal judge in Mexico City; therefore, the detainee retains the provisional suspension that prevents his extradition.
According to the lists of the Federal Judicature Council, the Sixth District Court of Amparo in Criminal Matters in Mexico City admitted for processing the lawsuit filed by Treviño Morales, which was sent to him by the Eleventh District Court in the State of Guanajuato.
In an incidental agreement, the judge decided to maintain the provisional suspension of the plaintiff, so he will not be extradited and will be tried in the country, according to Proceso.
On February 1, Treviño Morales had been denied an injunction seeking to avoid an arrest warrant by federal authorities, as he is accused of being involved in the massacre of Allende, Coahuila, in March 2011.
According to investigations by the Attorney General’s Office, Z-42 was also allegedly involved in the Casino Royale fire in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, on August 25, 2011, as well as in the massacre in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in 2010.
The US government accuses Treviño of coordinating the trafficking of large quantities of cocaine and marijuana along the Coahuila border. He is also implicated in managing horses and transferring funds for that business.
In 2008, case file 08-cr-00244 was opened against him in the Southern District Court of Texas. He is accused of being part of the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas since at least 2001.
According to authorities, Z-42 traffics marijuana and cocaine from Nuevo Laredo to the United States and has rented houses in Laredo, Texas, for hitmen to use as safe houses.