- According to Follis, the drug distribution network is now peddling the drugs directly to consumers.
- Long-established syndicates typically sell them wholesale to distributors in America who then peddle the drugs to users.
- The CJNG and Sinaloa cartels are locked in all-out war.
The CJNG Cartel, led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka “El Mencho,” is growing its presence in rural America. According to Edward Follis, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, the ruthless drug trafficking network is now infiltrating smaller towns.
Appearing on the Fox & Friends show on Tuesday, he disclosed that the cartel is sending agents to smaller towns that have an appetite for recreational drugs. The following was his exact statement regarding this and El Mencho’s activities.
“He’s taken his minions, his operatives, from Jalisco New Generation Cartel and dispatched them throughout the midwest, northeast, and southeast regions of America where there is this appetite, there this addiction, there’s suburban rural desire and market for the retail market.”
Tons of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl are brought into the country by the drug cartels each year. The CJNG accounts for approximately one-third of all drugs on the streets right now.
According to Follis, the drug distribution network is no longer focused on selling the narcotics in bulk to other smaller groups in America. It is now peddling the drugs directly to consumers. The new business model is reportedly immensely lucrative.
Long-established syndicates such as the Sinaloa Cartel, which was once headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, typically sell them wholesale to distributors in America who then peddle the drugs to users. Unlike El Chapo, who is currently incarcerated, El Mencho is still on the loose and wreaking havoc in both the United States and Mexico. His cartel is responsible for a lot of the drug-related violence that has gripped the nation since Guzman’s extradition. Over 80,000 homicides that have taken place since 2017 are apparently related to war between the largest cartels in the nation.
The CJNG vs. Sinaloa Cartel War Rages On
The Sinaloa Cartel, which is now led by El Chapo Guzman’s sons, and long-time partner, Ismael Zambada García, alias El Mayo, is said to be the leading narcotics supplier in America. The Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación comes a close second.
Their rivalry continues to grow, and according to the latest news reports, El Chapo’s sons and El Mayo have joined forces with drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero to eliminate the CJNG. Quintero has been in the drug trafficking game since the 1970s and is wanted for the murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, which took place in 1985. He has a $20 million bounty on his head.
El Mayo is, on the other hand, as experienced as Quintero but more vicious. He likes to keep a low profile and has never seen the inside of a jail cell. The Sinaloa criminal consortium is apparently funding the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel to go after elements of the CJNG in all-out warfare.