InSight Crime reports,
American officials are reporting that the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG) has expanded its trafficking operations in the United States, marking an important evolution in the modus operandi of the growing criminal organization.
As reported by Proceso, the CJNG has used its growing presence in Juárez to boost its participation in US markets for cocaine and heroin. This marks a change in direction for the group whose prominence in Mexico has risen sharply over the past five years, but whose international forays seemed to be mostly limited to trafficking to Europe.
The Proceso report squares with other recent indications from US authorities. In its 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment, published in November, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported that the CJNG was one of the six Mexican organizations with the greatest presence in the United States. It has set up distribution hubs in Los Angeles and Atlanta, and also operates in far-flung cities such as Miami, San Antonio, San Francisco, and even Roanoke, Virginia. The most recent assessment reflects an increased presence relative to prior DEA reports.
CJNG was founded in 2010 as an offshoot of the Sinaloa Cartel, distributing cocaine in Europe and, as InSight Crime points out, has a substantial operation in Asia.
In other Mexican cartel news, the manhunt for Gulf Cartel leader Julián “El Toro” (The Bull) Loisa Salinas has created infighting within the organization, leaving nine dead so far.
Jersey McJones says
We really should just decriminalize drug abuse. It would do EVERYONE a lot of good. I am so sick of these violent cartels. Take away the incentive for the violence, and the cartels would disappear tomorrow.
I have an interesting family history, so I know a few things about certain things. I remember when the government finally legalized gambling and lotteries. No, I wasn’t happy. Gambling is not a good thing, period. But the very illegality of it made for a whole industry for the mob. Once legalized, the mob took a huge hit on income. Ironically, the very worst of them just moved the business over to illegal drugs. Hint hint.
George F Thomson says
To many people drugs are a too dangerous endeavour.
But really the social economic reality in a country makes the business and the actors!
This is so called the real adult World.
I do hope in some heaven, their many Religions preach and even defend with “DRUGS”, that we all do not need them both, and have enough money and supplies to live a real happy adult life!
Meanwhile we all really live a World of the Rich and slavery.
And a stupid after life to be!