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DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion
Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil

Posted on 11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday.

SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Denver.

CJNG: In second place, the DEA locates the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, "El Mencho", which it lists as the most recent and one of the most powerful in Mexico and the United States.

For US authorities, the rapid expansion of the CJNG is due to violent clashes with its rivals and state and federal security forces. "El Mencho" is indicated to have presence in LA, NYC, Chicago and Atlanta, and in 22 of the 32 states of Mexico.

JUAREZ CARTEL: Behind the CJNG , the DEA places the Juarez Cartel, led at the time by Amado Carrillo, who "recently expanded the trafficking and distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine" to Denver, Chicago, and Oklahoma City, across Mexico's border with El Paso, Texas.

GULF CARTEL: On historical Gulf Cartel, the US dependence said it maintains its operation in Tamaulipas and like the Juarez cartel, recently entered the trafficking of heroin and methamphetamine.

"They smuggles most of his drug shipments to South Texas through the border region between the Rio Grande, Valle and South Padre Island. The Gulf Cartel maintains a presence in Atlanta, and has key distribution centers in Houston and Detroit, "he said.

LOS ZETAS: On the other hand, the DEA sees Los Zetas as a cartel "significantly decreased in recent years.

Its members, he explained in the report, "traffic cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana through key distribution centers in Laredo, Dallas and New Orleans, and have a known presence in Atlanta."

LOS BELTRAN LEYVA: The report indicated that the Los Beltrán Leyva cartel traffics marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, and maintains distribution centers in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta.


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With tightened border security, this should all change. If the drug trafficking remains status quo, it would be indicative of serious BP involvement with these cartels.
1 posted on 11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Mexico is a violent place. November 12, 2018

Another Tijuana, Baha, California weekend: 15 Murdered

15 intentional homicides were counted in Tijuana. Burnt bodies, men executed on public roads or inside homes and others who lost their lives when they arrived at the hospital.


2 posted on 11/21/2018 10:10:54 PM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Notice how CHICAGO is a favorite place for the cartels to set u distribution centers. They love the incompetent Democrat mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Dem political machine that keeps the violence down in the “hood” and away from the white liberals homes.

Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Stupid Chicagoans keep electing Democrat crooks, crazies and incompetents while a lot of decent black and Hispanic Chicagoans are killed every week.

Like the song says “When will they ever learn?”


3 posted on 11/21/2018 10:34:23 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Outside of Los Angeles, Chicago has the most Mexicans.


4 posted on 11/21/2018 11:17:23 PM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

I’m certain the jurors involved in the El Chapo case have good security. At least, I hope that they do.


5 posted on 11/22/2018 12:14:41 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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Rest assured...

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https://www.foxnews.com/.../unprecedented-security-measures-tightening-for -jury-prosecution-and-judge-as-el-chapo-trial-gets-underway.............

Nov 15, 2018 ... As the much-anticipated trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán got underway in New York this week, unprecedented security measures were in place .. protecting jurors, others at El Chapo trial ...


6 posted on 11/22/2018 12:33:55 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl

Of course. Busts of kingpins are no more than photo-ops, as they were during Prohibition; the ongoing demand for the product ensures that there will be suppliers.

7 posted on 11/22/2018 7:00:48 AM PST by NobleFree ("law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual")
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To: NobleFree

El Chapo’s sons are running his drug business.


8 posted on 11/22/2018 7:02:50 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
And if they're taken down, someone else will step in.
9 posted on 11/22/2018 10:14:21 AM PST by NobleFree ("law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual")
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