Mexico may be using another cartel kingpin to gain leverage with Trump

3/28/2017 Business Insider

trumpmexico_083116getty_0The sudden extradition of Mexican cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman hours before President Donald Trump took office raised questions about whether the move was a final gesture to Obama or an early goodwill sign to Trump.

Now another kingpin appears to be following Guzman’s path to a US court, suggesting Mexico is playing politics with the extradition process.

Miguel Angel Treviño, aka Z-40, a member and eventual leader of the powerful and vicious Los Zetas cartel, was transferred from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City on Monday to the Cefereso No. 9 prison south of Ciudad Juarez.

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