Which is the most dangerous criminal organization in Mexico, according to the US US

Republicans indicated that this drug cartel is dedicated to the trafficking of illicit substances and people, drone attacks and acts of cannibalism

Among the various criminal organizations that operate in Mexico, only one is considered by Republicans of the United States (US) as the “most dangerous” in the country. The reason has not only to do with its involvement in drug trafficking, but also with the constant drone attacks it perpetrates and the acts of alleged cannibalism that its members practice.

It is the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), an organization led by one of the most wanted drug traffickers by the neighboring country: Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias ‘El Mencho’, for whom the State Department offers a reward of up to USD 10 million in exchange for information that leads to his capture.

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate of the US presented the “Initiative to Neutralize the Jalisco Cartel”, with which they seek to establish a strategy to capture or kill its main leaders with the help of the armed forces.

The Republican senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton, said that the CJNG is the “most brutal and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico”, because it has caused the “worst drug crisis” that has been recorded in the history of the American nation.

This responds to the participation of the “cartel of the four letters” in the trafficking of fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid that has caused a public health crisis in the US due to the thousands of deaths from overdose that result from its consumption.

“Mexican drug cartels continue to kill Americans at higher levels than any terrorist group in history. Even by cartel standards, the CJNG is especially violent,” Cotton said.

The US senator said that the CJNG has exploited the southern border of the US through drug and human trafficking, and also branded the organization as “bloodthirsty”.

For his part, Republican Congressman Morgan Luttrell reiterated that the CJNG is “the most dangerous criminal organization in Mexico”, for which he proposed to resort to the US military forces to eliminate it.

In his position issued on February 8, Luttrell indicated that the CJNG is known for performing acts of cannibalism on some of its victims, as well as for the use of drones and rocket-propelled grenades to attack its enemies, which reflected its operational capacity and the lethality of its attacks.

This is demonstrated by a special unit of the CJNG called “Drone Operators”, which is in charge of manipulating unmanned aerial vehicles to drop explosives from the heights and monitor strategic areas of the organization.

Likewise, he indicated that this cartel is in charge of trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine to the US (although he omitted information about the fentanyl trafficking).

Presence of the CJNG in Mexico and the US

The security firm Global Guardian indicates that the CJNG maintains its activities in 26 of the 32 states that make up the Mexican Republic. The entities that are under its control are Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Querétaro, Colima, Aguascalientes and Jalisco.

While the states where it has a significant presence are: Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Puebla, Estado de México, Michoacán, Morelos, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco and Quintana Roo.

As for the presence of the CJNG in the US, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reported that this organization operates in 19 locations in 11 states, according to the “National Drug Threat Assessment” of 2020.

According to the anti-drug agency, its presence extends to: Seattle (Washington); Santa Rosa, Orange County, Modesto, San Diego, Imperial, (California); El Paso, Laredo, Dallas, Houston (Texas); Denver (Colorado); Kansas City (Missouri); Chicago (Illinois); Lexington (Kentucky); Atlanta (Georgia); Roanoke (Virginia); Orlando, Miami (Florida) and Gulfport (Mississippi).

Source: Infobae