NUEVO LAREDO, TAMAULIPAS — The arrest of the suspected drug lord, known as “El Huevo” or “The Egg”, unleashed attacks against military facilities, fires, and blockades all over the border city. And now it turned out that Treviño is a US citizen, and of course, he is wanted there as well as in Mexico, so he has been deported to the U.S., where he will face several criminal charges.
Juan Gerardo Treviño is a U.S. citizen and was captured by Mexican authorities on Monday, March 14th, in the state of Tamaulipas, which borders the southernmost tip of Texas.
Tamaulipas is considered one of the most violent regions in Mexico.
He was wanted in connection to crimes that included drug trafficking and money laundering.
“El Huevo” is also accused of murder, terrorism, extortion, and criminal association in Mexico.
His arrest did not come peacefully.
“El Huevo” was reportedly the leader of El Cártel del Noreste or the “Cartel of the Northeast.”
Suspected gang members set a trailer on fire in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and attacked nearly two dozen military installations in the country, as well as a U.S. consulate.
Mexico’s National Defense Secretary also reported the gang blocked at least 16 roads.
More than 700 military personnel and four helicopters were sent to secure the area on Tuesday, March 15th.
Mexico’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard told the local media that Treviño’s arrests is “one of the most important arrests” in the last decade.