[mexican cartels] are going to end up controlling the country's criminal structures, said medellin crime analyst fernando quijano, in a recent interview with mexican news outlet apro. The cartels' business models are similar to those of big-box stores and franchises, says tom wainwright, former mexico city bureau chief for the economist his new book is narconomics. So you're a drug kingpin and/or someone who aspires to be one, but you want to stay on the good side of the lord what to do well, if you're in mexico, you can pray to one of the narco saints, since when you're looking to pray to someone who will help you commit a kidnapping and murder, your options are otherwise limited. Two men, possible cartel lookouts, mask their faces on the mexican side of the border near nogales, ariz, on may 23, 2018 (samira bouaou/the epoch times. Read cnn's fast facts to learn more about how the mexican government has been fighting against drug traffickers since december 2006.
About the mexican drug cartels drug cartels, criminal organizations developed primarily for the purpose of promoting and controlling drug trafficking operations, have expanded into other criminal areas including arms dealing, prostitution, racketeering, extortion, assassinations, and human slavery. Drug trafficking is a lucrative activity for the mexican cartels, generating estimated annual revenues of us$35 billion to us$45 billion for mexico, with a profit margin of approximately 80. Despite the wall, the mexican cartels have long managed to get drugs into the us by a variety of means: catapults, hang gliders, underground tunnels, even submarines.
The ensuing us backed campaign to smash the cartels, coupled with the continuation of binational policies that allowed them to flourish, would now unleash the world-class calamity that has befallen the mexican people. In fact, as new barriers along the border increase risks for the cartels, they will innovate smuggling operations, raise their prices to keep profits flowing, and stimulate new domestic markets in mexico and on the us side of the border. Even though mexican cartels are depicted as being violent and prone to crimes, their cartel behavior indicates the business-like purposes behind what they do however, people generalize all cartels according to the zetas ruthless acts of violence, one of the most dangerous cartels in mexico.
On the southern side of the border, guns are reserved for cartels and often-corrupt police officials has this situation increased the quality of life of average mexicans. The video, which first popped up on messaging services such as whatsapp before being picked up by mexican news web sites, appears to show members of what is now arguably the most powerful drug cartel in the county, the cjng (jalisco new generation cartel. Mexican drug cartels have burrowed dozens of tunnels in the last decade, outfitted them with rail and cart systems to whisk drugs under the us border and, after being discovered by authorities.
Chicago (cbs)--chicago's connection to mexican drug cartels was magnified with the recent arrest of el chapo, head of the sinaloa cartel el chapo led one of the most prominent drug cartels in. Released from prison, sandra ávila beltrán gives her first interview in almost a decade and recalls life inside the upper echelons of the mexican drug world. Mexican drug cartels continue to fascinate the minds of americans who tend to idolize outlaw gunmen with fast cash, fancy cars, guns and women.
Since the mexican government is nonexistent in some parts of the country, cartels have taken to establishing schools and hospitals but it's not out of the goodness of their hearts -- they recruit from these schools. The 2017 national drug threat assessment lists leaders of the following mexican cartels: los zetas, the sinaloa cartel, the gulf cartel, the juarez cartel, the beltran leyva-organization and. Those attacked were taking part in the funeral procession of 20-year-old jose ramon sandoval garcia who was murdered in his home last week jose ramon was linked to one of the cartels that operate in the city and was believed to have carried out local extortions. Cuevas worked for the sinaloa cartel, mexico's most powerful organized crime group he was in the transportation side of the business drugs were brought from sinaloa state to mexicali, mexico, in.
The sinaloa drug cartel is the largest cartel in the world, and it's estimated to rake in $3 billion a year vice news visited mexico's golden triangle, the stronghold of the sinaloa cartel. Most of the [mexican] cartels have been weakened, said mike vigil, a former drug enforcement administration agent who worked undercover in mexico the only two powerful cartels left are. Mexican cartels control large swaths of mexican territory and dozens of municipalities, and they exercise increasing influence in mexican electoral politics the cartels are waging violent turf battles over control of key smuggling corridors from matamoros to san diego.