Mexican cartel heiress charged with hit on 5 lawmen

  • Cartel heiress Sofia Del Carmen Monsivais Treviño was arrested Saturday 
  • Monsivais Treviño was charged with ordering a hit on Tamaulipas prosecutor Ricardo Martinez Chavez and four of his staffers January 2017
  • She is the heiress to the Cartel del Noreste (CDN), which broke off from Los Zetas

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 14:25 EST, 14 January 2018 | Updated: 14:37 EST, 14 January 2018

A Mexican drug cartel heiress was arrested during a top-secret raid of her home on Friday.

Sofia Del Carmen Monsivais Treviño was arrested in relation to the deaths of five lawmen in January 2017, according to Proceso. 

Mexican Marines arrested her during a raid on her home in the Campestre neighborhood of Álvaro Obregón. 

They found numerous weapons and drugs when they hit the house where she'd been hiding for the better part of a year. 

Monsivais Treviño, who is the heiress to the Cartel del Noreste (CDN) was taken in two months after authorities in nearby Nuevo Laredo captured another of the cartel's leaders and member of the Treviño family - Ana Isabel Treviño Morales. 

Sofia Del Carmen Monsivais Treviño was arrested in relation to the deaths of five lawmen in January 2017, according Proceso. Mexican Marines arrested her during a raid on her home in the Campestre neighborhood of Álvaro Obregón and found numerous weapons and drugs
Sofia Del Carmen Monsivais Treviño was arrested in relation to the deaths of five lawmen in January 2017, according Proceso. Mexican Marines arrested her during a raid on her home in the Campestre neighborhood of Álvaro Obregón and found numerous weapons and drugs

Sofia Del Carmen Monsivais Treviño was arrested in relation to the deaths of five lawmen in January 2017, according Proceso. Mexican Marines arrested her during a raid on her home in the Campestre neighborhood of Álvaro Obregón and found numerous weapons and drugs

Monsivais Treviño, who is the heiress to the Cartel del Noreste (CDN) was taken in two months after authorities in nearby Nuevo Laredo captured another of the cartel's leaders and member of the Treviño family - Ana Isabel Treviño Morales (pictured)
Monsivais Treviño, who is the heiress to the Cartel del Noreste (CDN) was taken in two months after authorities in nearby Nuevo Laredo captured another of the cartel's leaders and member of the Treviño family - Ana Isabel Treviño Morales (pictured)

Monsivais Treviño, who is the heiress to the Cartel del Noreste (CDN) was taken in two months after authorities in nearby Nuevo Laredo captured another of the cartel's leaders and member of the Treviño family - Ana Isabel Treviño Morales (pictured)

She was transported to the central Mexican state of Morelos and booked into a federal women's prison on charges of federal organized crime. 

The heiress was also accused of being behind the murder of a top Tamaulipas prosecutor, Ricardo Martinez Chavez, and four of his staffers January 2017, Proceso reported.

Among the other victims, whose names weren't released, were a department head, a state prosecutor and a special agent. 

A team of CDN gunmen allegedly ambushed Martinez Chavez and the staffers in early January, firing more than 300 rounds from AK-47 and AR-15 rifles. 

Prosecutors tied Monsivas Treviño to the crime quickly and claim she is the person who gave the order to kill Martinez Chavez. 

The heiress was also accused of being behind the murder of a top Tamaulipas prosecutor, Ricardo Martinez Chavez (pictured), and four of his staffers January 2017
The heiress was also accused of being behind the murder of a top Tamaulipas prosecutor, Ricardo Martinez Chavez (pictured), and four of his staffers January 2017

The heiress was also accused of being behind the murder of a top Tamaulipas prosecutor, Ricardo Martinez Chavez (pictured), and four of his staffers January 2017

Prosecutors tied Monsivas Treviño to the crime quickly and claim she is the person who gave the order to kill Martinez Chavez
Prosecutors tied Monsivas Treviño to the crime quickly and claim she is the person who gave the order to kill Martinez Chavez

Prosecutors tied Monsivas Treviño to the crime quickly and claim she is the person who gave the order to kill Martinez Chavez

In the days just before the ambush the prosecutor received a series of threats. At the time his agency was looking into the CDN operations in Nuevo Laredo.  

State police had also shut down bars and brothels allegedly being used by the cartel for human trafficking and forced prostitution.

The authorities also made several large arrests - seizing weapons and cash in the city. 

The CDN broke off from the larger Los Zetas Cartel in the past years - beginning a war for control against the newly-rivaled gang. 

The CDN is a family structured gang where power is controlled and shared by relatives of the former Los Zetas boss Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, Sofia's uncle better known as Z40. The CDN started after Z40 was arrested.

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