Cartel del Noreste / The Northeastern Cartel (CDN) -- Los Zetas Faction

Family Ties - Treviño clanThe Northeastern gang is a sub-branch of the once-powerful narcotics cartel Los Zetas. The leader of CDN, Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez is the nephew of Los Zetas leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (Z-40) and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales (Z-42). CDN began in 2014 in the town of Nuevo Laredo when a small group of inexperienced gang members attempted to control the town.  These units of young inexperienced "gangs" also incorporated the youth of the gangs Néctar Lima and Unidad Zetas into its ranks causing the group to swell beyond small cells of drug traffickers.  Upon the arrest of Los Zetas commander Comandante Rama (aka, El 7-4),  Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (Z-40) and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales (Z-42) appointed their nephew “Kiko” Trevino as leader of the Los Zetas cartel.  By December 2016 a split within Los Zetas emerged from the elder members of the cartel who felt disrespected by the…

Cartel del Noreste / The Northeastern Cartel (CDN) -- Los Zetas Faction, also known as Northeastern Faction is an active group formed c. 2014.

Cartel del Noreste Areas of Operation 

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