Mexican drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as El Mencho, has reportedly sent out a hit squad to assassinate drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons. The leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) is said to have handed the task to a group of trained assassins, dubbed Los 28.
A drug dealer who once worked for drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is seeking early release from prison due to coronavirus fears. Margarito Flores was once one of the top distributors in the United States for “El Chapo,” and his partner Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Mexican newspaper Reforma has received a bomb threat from a man claiming to be from the Sinaloa Cartel, Mexico’s biggest drug trafficking network. The anonymous caller reportedly warned the newspaper against publishing negative news related to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel are locked in a feud over territory in Chihuahua and Sonora. The most recent clash led to the death of 19 cartel members. Reports indicate that members of the Gente Nueva cartel, which is backed by the Sinaloa Cartel, were ambushed earlier this month by elements of the La Linea crime gang that is supported by the CJNG.
The coronavirus epidemic is affecting the global economy in the most serious of ways, and the Mexican government is scrambling to contain its spread. Even though the country has yet to implement a full lockdown, the coronavirus epidemic is taking its toll on the economy. Mexican drug trafficking syndicates have not been spared either. Just like legitimate businesses, they are beginning to feel the pinch.
The Sinaloa and CJNG cartels are reportedly supplying drugs to New Zealand gangs. This is according to a new report by the New Zealand Drug Intelligence Bureau. The agency has warned that Mexican drug organizations may attempt to corrupt the authorities to further their interests in the region.
A former drug smuggler who testified against drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán during his widely publicized trial has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in Brooklyn, New York. Tirso Martínez-Sánchez, 52, was arrested in Mexico in 2014 and extradited to the United States in 2015.
Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is now a silent observer of the security crisis that he helped create in Mexico and his only connection to the outside world is a television at a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado. The former Sinaloa cartel boss now spends his time watching television and reviewing documents related to his complicated appeal process.
The Brooklyn Federal Court in New York has announced that it’s seeking the extradition of Ismael Quintero Arellanes. Arellanes is a nephew to fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who is currently linked to the Sinaloa cartel. Quintero Arellanes was captured by the Mexican Army in Culiacán, Sinaloa on January 29.
Mexican drug gangs are expanding their operations in the U.S. by leaps and bounds. This is according to the latest Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report. Despite the best efforts by the government, the criminal enterprises are growing by establishing alliances with international gangs, drug distribution groups inside prisons, as well as Asian organizations dedicated to money laundering.
The Sinaloa cartel is still the leading supplier of narcotics into the United States. This is despite the arrest of kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. This is according to the DEA. The internal power struggles and the violence associated with drug trafficking have continued unabated, but the Sinaloa Cartel has remained unfazed. This is according to DEA’s 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment report.
Fallen Sinaloa Cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman most likely had an agreement with Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, his partner in the organization, on the position of his sons in the event that he was incarcerated. This is according to Duncan Wood, the Director of the Wilson Centre’s Mexico Institute.
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.
On Thursday, gun battles between members of the Sinaloa Cartel and Mexican security forces rocked the streets of Culiacan, forcing residents to take cover. The violence stemmed from the capture of Ovidio Guzman López, a son of convicted drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.