There is official confirmation and evidence of an alliance being forged by criminal organizations in the state of Jalisco. This information was revealed through an investigation conducted by the office of state attorney general during a recent arrest of several sicarios in Jocotepec.
The arrest of five sicarios, among them a woman, admitted ties to organize crime, and said they belonged to La Resistencia. Through other confessions from sicarios that have also been recently arrested in Jalisco, they have said that the Zetas have formed alliances with La Resistencia or Milenio Cartel and the Zetas are funding these organizations with weapons and training.
There has been an increase of violence in Jalisco related to organized crime, and it mainly comes from a feud between the Milenio Cartel and their rival Jalisco Cartel-New Generation or CJNG. Milenio Cartel has placed numerous narco banners where they have threatened CJNG that they will turn Jalisco in to another Tamaulipas or Guerrero, the two states that have seen a huge increase in violence recently.
This new alliance could escalate into a new wave of violence in the region. The Milenio Cartel had initially forged a strong alliance with La Familia Micoacana, where they formed La Resistencia, formed specifically to stop the Zetas from moving in to the region. It has been rumored for some time that certain factions of what is left of La Familia Michoacana is attempting to survive by uniting with Los Zetas against the Gulf Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel of El Chapo Guzman.
If true, Los Zetas are very ambitious in their attempt to grab territory in Tamaulipas from CDG, Chihuahua from CDS and now Jalisco from LFM or La Resistencia/Milenio Cartel.
The Milenio Cartel, or Cartel de los Valencia, was an organized crime gang originally based in Michoacán, Mexico. The group splintered from the Juárez Cartel in 1999 and it is currently operating as a branch of the powerful La Familia Michoacana, and has relocated to Guadalajara city.
Luis Valencia Valencia took control of the cartel after the arrest of Armando Valencia Cornelio on August 15, 2003. The cartel operates in at least six Mexican states: Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Mexico City, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, where it produces marijuana and heroin. Another relative and close associate is Oscar Nava Valencia.