The U.S. government offered $ 5 million to whomever provides information leading to the capture of Miguel Treviño Morales, “El Z-40”, who is accused of various crimes related to drug trafficking in the District court of Houston, Texas.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency also provides different birth years: 1970, 1980, 1973 and 1976, but certainly gives the place of birth, Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas.
Currently in the United States, Jose Trevino Morales, brother of “Z-40” is being prosecuted in federal court for the Western District of Texas at Austin, having allegedly laundered tens of millions of dollars sent by his brother through ranch quarter horses he had in Oklahoma.
The capture of Jose Trevino Morales was on June 12 last year, with a spectacular display of FBI agents, who confiscated during the raid of the Ranch 458 horses, some of them worth several thousand dollars.
The US Treasury Department declared in July 2009 that “The Z-40” falls under the Kingpin Act, and ordered that all goods that have in the United States by itself or through partners will being frozen.
Last May, US authorities again referred to “The Z-40” by publicizing the arrest of Alfredo Andrade Parra, an alleged member of Los Zetas who was involved in two court proceedings opened in the District of Texas, in 2003 and 2008.
Following the capture of Trevino Morales, the U.S. government may request his extradition, as it did in May last year with another leader of the criminal group, Raul Lucio Hernandez, “El Lucky” who wants to confiscate his assets and make him responsible to the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
One of the subordinates of the “Z-40” which is already under indictment in the United States after being extradited is Julian Zapata Espinoza “El Piolin”, who allegedly murdered on February 15, 2011 Jaime Zapata and wounded Victor Avila, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico yesterday congratulated the Mexican government for the capture of Treviño Morales
“We congratulate the government of Mexico and the entire public safety community in Mexico for the capture of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alleged leader of Los Zetas cartel, and one of the most wanted suspected criminals in Mexico.
“This is another triumph of the people of Mexico in their valiant effort to dismantle organized crime networks,” the embassy said in a statement.
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