Mexican drug cartel leader sentenced to two consecutive life sentences

Posted at 8:08 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 15:57:40-05

U.S. District Judge Alia Moses sentenced 38-year-old Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez to two consecutive life imprisonment sentences plus 20 years in federal prison on Thursday.

A federal jury convicted Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez of drug trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges in July.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, jurors convicted Trevino on one count each of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import marijuana, unlawful distribution of controlled substances (extra-territorial), conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import cocaine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Trevino was the nephew of Los Zetas leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales, according to the USAO.

Trevino has remained in federal custody since his arrest in Baytown, TX, on Sept. 23, 2016. U.S. District Judge Alia Moses is set to announce a sentencing date at a later time.

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