Mexico transfers gang leader “Elf Evo” after arrest spark attack

Mexico City — Mexico transferred the suspected drug gang leader to the United States on Tuesday after arrests that spurred an armed attack by his organization on about 20 military installations and the U.S. Consulate, officials said. ..

Juan Trevino, also known as “El Huevo” or “The Egg,” was arrested on Sunday in Tamaulipas, the border zone of northern Mexico. He was wanted for crimes such as drug trafficking and money laundering.

“It has hit one of the most important criminal organizations in the northeastern part of the country and affected operations in at least five states and the United States,” Mexico’s security secretary Rosa Rodriguez said in a press conference. Stated.

According to the US Consulate in Nuebora Red, the occupation of one of the country’s most violent areas, the Elf Evo, was armed by his gangster, the Northeast Cartel, against 22 military installations, 16 road blockages, and incidental damage. Caused an attack. authorities.

Authorities were attacked on Tuesday and dispatched more than 700 military personnel and four helicopters to secure the area.

Trevino is associated with the family who allegedly founded the Los Zetas cartel, and its leader, former military officer Heriberto Lazcano “El Lasca”, was killed by Mexican soldiers in October 2012. rice field.

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said one of the main challenges of his administration is to combat the long-standing and constant violence of the country.

He faces criticism from critics of his security policy under the slogan “Hug, not Bullet.”

Cassandra Garrison