By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
During the early hours of Tuesday, March 15, the alleged leader of Mexico’s Northwest Cartel, Juan Gerardo Trevino, alias “El Huevo,” was handed over to U.S. authorities at the Tijuana International Airport, Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (FGR) reported.
Without leaving the airport facilities, El Huevo was handed over to U.S. agents via the binational bridge known as CBX.
The FGR said that the alleged drug kingpin was deported to the United States, but not extradited, because he is in fact a U.S. citizen.
The deportation followed two violent days in Tamaulipas, including shots fired in front of the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, March 13, presumably in response to the capture of Trevino.
Trevino was identified as the nephew of the leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, who has several outstanding arrest warrants in Mexico and a request for extradition to the United States for conspiracy, drug trafficking and money laundering.