Z40: Federal Judge Orders Immediate Medical Attention

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The Fourteenth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters ordered that Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, known as ”El Z40”, be subjected to a medical review, after his lawyer argued that his client’s health is at risk because the The authorities of the Puente Grande prison have not performed a diagnostic test for the new coronavirus.

A federal judge ordered immediate medical attention to the absolute leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, “El Z40” , after his defense said that his life is at risk and that the authorities have refused to test him Covid- 19 . “El Z40” is  serving seven years in prison and is an inmate in the maximum security prison in Puente Grande, Jalisco.
The demand for guarantees was promoted by the lawyer Víctor Hugo López Ramírez, who claimed the omission to provide his client with urgent medical attention “even when his life is at risk”. Given this situation, Erik Zabalgoitia Novales, judge Fourteenth District of Amparo in Criminal Matters based in Mexico City, granted the suspension of the plan.
“Those responsible (director of the Federal Rehabilitation Center number 2) are ordered to immediately take the necessary steps to provide the nonconformist with medical attention; in the intelligence that if according to the assessment by the corresponding area it is considered necessary to carry out the test with respect to SARS CoV-2 (Covid-19), they should carry it out immediately ” indicates their agreement.
The judge made it clear to the authorities that in case of violating the suspension, this represents the commission of a crime . In his resolution, Zabalgoitia Novales stated that he declines competence to continue hearing the matter, so the case should fall to the hands of the District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters in the state of Jalisco, due to the fact that “Z40” is inside the prison  Puente Grande. 
It is worth mentioning that until this Tuesday, 93 cases of Covid-19 are reported in the Puente Grande prison, after detecting 12 recent infections. According to the Jalisco Ministry of Health (SSJ), most carriers are asymptomatic, which is why they have not required hospital care.
“El Z40” is considered by the Mexican and American authorities as the bloodiest capo that has operated in Mexico , who managed to obtain control of the cartel before the death of his predecessor Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, “El Lazca” , shot down by elements of the Navy Secretariat on October 7, 2012, in Sabinas, Coahuila.

                                              Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, “El Lazca” 

He is linked to the murder of José Eduardo Moreira , son of the former governor of Coahuila, Humberto Moreira Valdés, which occurred on October 3, 2012, in revenge for the shooting of his nephew Alejandro Treviño Sánchez by state police.

According to investigations by the then Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), it is responsible for ordering the kidnapping and murder of 265 migrants, whose bodies were located in clandestine graves in the municipality of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in 2010.

Mexico offered a reward of 30 million pesos for information leading to his capture, while the United States put a price on his head of $5 million dollars.