Saturday, January 28, 2012

Los Zetas Is Mexico’s Biggest Cartel

At the close of 2011, Los Zetas operated in 17 states, or more than half the country, while its rival had operations in 16 states, Stratfor said, citing a report by organized-crime prosecutors
Los Zetas cartel has supplanted the Sinaloa mob as Mexico’s largest drug-trafficking organization in terms of geographic presence, security consulting firm Stratfor said in a report.

At the close of 2011, Los Zetas operated in 17 states, or more than half the country, while its rival had operations in 16 states, Stratfor said, citing a report by organized-crime prosecutors.

Unlike the Sinaloa cartel, which tends to use bribery to achieve its aims, the Zetas “prefer brutality ... intimidation and violence,” according to report published Tuesday.

Stratfor noted that “with a leadership composed of former special operations soldiers, (Los Zetas) are quite effective in employing force and fear to achieve their objectives.”

The Zetas, whose stronghold is northeastern Mexico, moved last year into the central state of Zacatecas and the northwestern state of Durango, “achieving a degree of control of the former and challenging the Sinaloa Federation in the latter.”

They also began to establish control over the Pacific coast state of Colima and its coveted port of Manzanillo.

In contrast to the alliances Sinaloa forms with other cartels, Los Zetas’ ties with other gangs tend to be “more fleeting,” the report said.

Despite losing 17 of its cell leaders and heads of plazas (drug-smuggling corridors) in 2011 to death or arrest, Los Zetas remained powerful and continued to be the dominant force in the Yucatan Peninsula, Stratfor said.

The Sinaloa cartel, meanwhile, lost at least 10 plaza bosses or top lieutenants last year, although Stratfor said it is unclear how those setbacks affected the cartel’s operations overall.

The Texas-based security consulting firm did note, however, that a government crackdown had affected the methamphetamine business of the Sinaloa mob, the dominant producer of that synthetic drug following the disintegration of the La Familia Michoacana crime syndicate in early 2011.

According to the report, drug-related homicides declined last year in some areas – notably in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s murder capital – but rose in other places, including the cities of Veracruz, Monterrey, Matamoros and Durango.

In 2012, Stratfor predicts “more signs of Mexican cartel involvement in the Caribbean, Europe and Australia” due to the growing difficulty of smuggling cocaine into the United States.

Los Zetas used to serve as the armed wing of the Gulf mob, which the Stratfor report said has split into two factions and is weaker than before but “seems to have maintained control of its primary plazas ... into the United States.”

The government said earlier this month that 12,903 people were killed in drug-related violence between January and September 2011 in Mexico, an increase of 11 percent from the same period in the prior year.

The drug war death toll stood at 47,515 from December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon took office and militarized the struggle against the country’s heavily armed drug mobs, to Sept. 30, 2011.

The murder total has grown every year since Calderon was inaugurated.

Unofficial tallies published in December by independent daily La Jornada put the death toll from Mexico’s drug war at more than 50,000.

Source: EFE

44 comments:

  1. Sinaloa is done these animals r the evolution of cartels.... Even in the wild the old must pass and the new will come now how the hell do u stop em... I dont support em but nobody combined or the gov has been able to stop em part if the issue is the are the p po or hungry will ing to do anything people from sesiety.... Sinaloa is not its like the rocky movie in a wierd but true way the other became rich and lost the eye of the tiger while these animals didnt

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    1. Sinaloa isn't done!!! The government is starting to realize that fighting the cartels was stupid. Eventually they will pull ahead cause they are saint's compared to the Los zetas. Plus sinaloa has Juarez and Tijuana as long as they have those key points they will make billions and live thru the storm!

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  2. How can people believe stratfor whatever they say is a bunch of BS. Why dont they send stratfor to mexico to find out the truth. They are just confusin the public. The zetas are getting there ass whip from all sides.first from monterrey then from veracruz and now from nayarit and zacatecas even from san fernando

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    1. That is true they are in control in the north mx but lost control to la familia in the south to me they are dogs because they will kill anybody kids but la familia are restoring order and killing the zetas to make the peiple feel safe and protected

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  3. The truth is that the Sinaloa Cartel simply operates completely different from los zetas. Sinaloa is much smarter and more advanced than any other cartel, especially Z. They do not want the press, they keep a much lower profile and FOCUS ON BUSINESS. I can tell you as far as supplying drugs, NO OTHER CARTEL COMES CLOSE TO SINALOA. And the truth is that EL CHAPO y EL MAYO are smart enough to understand they must cooperate with governments to a certain degree. When you are on their level, its not snitching. These guys control an industry as large as anything in the world. Zetas are definitely powerful but to even suggest they are on the same level as Sinaloa is a joke. Zetas do grab more headlines but I hope people are smart enough to realize that SINALOA controls the Illicit Drug Industry. Sinaloa is more advanced and powerful than people understand.

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  4. Wow... LOL Ohh Si weii & la tooth fairy & el Easter Bunny son parte de los Zetas tambien... Los Zetas Mas Grande que Sinaloa??? Otra de esas & me Vengo

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  5. I have always said the main asset of Z,is The Lazca.This guy is obviously no joke,talk about keeping a low profile.He is the one who took it up from,Guzman Decena.He,s been there,done it,built the shit up,and now he,s the jefe.Trevino Morales,is also intelligent and sly.The core is still there to an extent,they must pick the better and stronger players,to make cadres from,but i think people big them up a bit to much,as Trevino Morales himself said"he would never pick a fight with Sampson"Take Lazca and Morales out,a big step in the right direction.

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  6. Lol lmfao no mames I dont wanna argue with the man or women that said sinaloa doesnt want the spot light and is low key noooooo afense please but ur r a c retard by a narco corrido cd and they give u everything from date of birth to what there up to two last yime they took a dump and how many times they whipped there butt ring,lmfao just stop while ur aheaf cartel d was sinaloa aka sir bragg a lot

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    1. The zetacuaches are the biggest gang in Mexico. They pick up all the junkies and unemployed in Mexico. To say brutality n fear overcomes in the end is foolish look at Saddam n quaddaffi their power was only temporary.sinaloa michoacan n cdg. Are finnessing the game their organization.Have more deeper structure. These zetaratas are dumb. Zetas mierdaMaman en michoacan. Arriba michoacan. Jajajaja

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  7. @January 28, 2012 5:32 PM.
    "When you are on their level, its not snitching"
    Are you fuckin high or what?You tokin on them nuggets again?Sheeeitt,i guess you are what is known in the trade as a motherfuckin cheerleader.The shit you just wrote about the CDS,is about the most childish,gullible,idiotic shit i read for a while.Why would you talk about this group that way?You don't know them.These motherfuckers cause cain to people trying to get on with their lives as peaceful as they can.What the fuck is goin on?The World Championship Cartel Match?You silly motherfuckers,cheering on one cartel against another,i can understand if you a player in one of these cartels,but from the outside?Grow the fuck up.

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  8. Zetas might b the biggest cartel in Mexico cuz they r full of crackheads, 70% of them r low level thugs, wanna b "sicarios" but really they r nothing but crash-dummies. Dont get me wrong, the other 30% r getting the real money like Gulf Cartel, Sinaloa,etc...

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    1. they are crash dummies like the tango blast punks

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  9. It depends on what you are talking about, if its strictly drugs then sinaloa is king but if you are talking about brutality then its the "Zs"....... What do you prefer: Chevrolet or fords, coca cola or pepsi, Android phones or I-phones

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  10. The Zetas have been the no.1 in Mexico for a while,its no suprise.Rumors are El Mayo Zambada is already in the hospital,the guy is not as young as he once was.And everyone in Mexico is tired of hearing about El Chapo and the violence that he always brings to where he goes.

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    1. Correcto compa y dan risa los defensores del cds ahora si bajo perfil y no quieren la atencion sobre ellos dan risa no mas

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  11. Sinaloa is far from being done homeboy. There is too much money for it to be over. Sure the zetas are the bigger cartel now, but poor as a mo fo. I dont support any cartel, but if i had to it would be sinaloa. Simply because they dont mess with civilians, they just want to cross their drugs over here. Now the zetas on the other hand are kidnappers, murderers, extorsionists etc. that because they are poor. Raumen eating fools.

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  12. The are like a weak army big numbers but shitty fighters crack heads who will do anything for money

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  13. The whole world does drugs. Not just the US and Mexico. Amado was moving to South America and directing his business internationally in 1997 when he died. I find it hard to even try to believe Chapo, Mayo, Lazca, and Vicente are anywhere near Mexico. Some could be in the US, some in South America. Chapo's wife had her twins in California last year and Calderon even implied Chapo might be in the US. He damn sure isn't running around the Mexican Jungles sleeping in caves.

    There are key corridors, ports, plazas, and US ports of entry that are very important and they all have them. Much of there business is worldwide and they will transform to the easiest less resistive markets. A lot of what we are seeing is fighting over areas for local drug sales in Mexico. Nothing more. Amado had a fleet of 737s in the 90s equipped with radar scrambling devices that even the US could not pick up. Why do we even imagine the only way to transport is by land and sea?

    As far as the Z goes, do not under estimate their business since. They have taken ownership of drug sales in the US all the way down to the street retail levels. They are huge in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio and their is 20 million people in those booming metroplexes. They handle their business very professionally in the US. They have secured a route from South America through Mexico into the US that is tried and true, protect by an army larger than Mexico's, and it flows like the Alaskan pipeline. I am not saying they are bigger and stronger than Sinaloa by any means. As a drug and crime threat, they could easily be projected as the biggest and most dangerous. These little $30,000 a day plaza bosses busted in the Mexican cities are virtually nothing. They make twice that in only one of there many retail shops in Dallas.

    We are just seeing a new transition in the international drug trade and all the cartels are doing it. The big fish are safe, secure, and protected.
    Just my simple opinion.

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  14. The goverment also revealed a relationship between the Russian Mafia & Los Zetas.

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  15. Who gives a flying fuck about which cartel is has got the smalller cock. Mexicans killing other mexicans, no one gives a rats shit because the same happens in tthe grand USA every single day!!! Niggers killing and doping other nigz. For what? Drug sales, ignorance, desperity, and no sense of belonging to anything worth a god damn. Kill Calderon maybe thatll light a fire under there corrupt asses. A good ol civil war to find out which 1 group gets to control the office of the presidency. Then that leader can take on Obama and our marines. Done

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  16. 2:07 AM.Ye man i,m having that,there is no sense of belonging,they are left to kill each other.As long as they stay in their hoods no one gives a fuck.But people whine about crime levels.There are no jobs,no training,no hope to earn a wage every week.No wonder they got no allegiance to the flag an all that shit.Why should they,no gives two fucks about niggas.No wonder they hate every motherfucker.Alienation breeds contempt for every one.I,ll sell drug,rob,steal,murder,to make money.Oh i forgot they can train and get a nice job in an office,can they fuck.Ye man,a civil war to kick the corrupt bastards out of office,there are no consequences for being a corrupt politician.How do we get rid of a bad politician?There is no one to censure these fuckers,we sometimes need radical measures to get these same entrenched people out of power.

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  17. 2:07 PM...I have seen some dumb ass posts but that one gets the highest marks ever on BB. I was a little down cuz I lost a few hundred betting basketball yesterday but after reading your post, everything is good. I got a great laugh. Hell, I could be dead broke and be ok cuz at least I don't have to live life with your brain.

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  18. this dude said" who gives a shit about which cartel has a smaller cock" fagg.. why would you even think of that.

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  19. Look, drug cartels are destroying my country and i hate them. but the Z are a bunch of ruthless coke heads, they kidnap innocent civilians who work hard for their money and make business under their "jurisdiction" pay quotas. If a Z member is in trouble with the justice he will kidnap the judges son and kill him then tell him the rest of his family is next if he doesn't help him. The Sinaloa cartel will simply give the judge a few million bucks.

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  20. WE ALLWAYS TEND TO LISTEN TO THE MEDIA ... STRATFOR IS DUMB AS FUK... THEY DONT HANG OUT WITH THESE CARTELS... SO HOW DO THEY NO WHO'S THE BIGGEST.......... FOR ALL WE KNOW Cártel de Tijuana COULD BE THE BIGGEST.. JUST CAUSE WE DON'T HEAR ANYTHING FROM SOME CARTELS IN THE NEWS OR MEDIA dont mean their not getting it in.... cartels like the beltran levya or afo is loving this type of shitt.. while all the other cartels are heating up shitt bringing attention on themselfs ..

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  21. Anyone who supports CDS after la Federacion split is nothing more than they claim zetas being . Is it not clear for you idiots that the people doing kiddnaping extorsion terrorists acts are SICARIOS CDS CDG Z BLO LFM CAF you think its bosses ordering this NO its low level scum who HAS to do it for a living basically , theyre not eating with 40 bucks a weak so they say fuck it I wanna come up to got the guns why not ? El Chapo is known for sending these scum everywhere he takes his war to & "heat " up plazas kill civilians have soldiers go in takeout his enemy CDS nutthuggers call it smart I call it being a coward killing innocent to make numbers if you dont already know this you really have no idea of this fake narco war

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  22. Jan.29,2012-8;07AM- TANGO BLAST AINT NO CRASH-DUMMIES, an if u aint BLASTING U AINT LASTING homie, DONT GET MAD CUZ half of ur Zetas r crash dummies..

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    1. fuck the zetas and tango blast. tango are wannabe blacks wit there gold grill and baggy clothes they aint shit one on one

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    2. Fuck both ... Tango think they have safety in numbers ..but their ass still get dealt with with their bitch ass houstone ..them boys quick to ride a dick .in prison ..... They only got numbers cause they team up like wonderpets ..bunch of fake ass nigaz .. they aint blasting shyt but their mouths . Fkn dummies tattoos dont mean your tough . Their ass get laid out on the porch . While the others stay scared on the street . Fake thugs

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  23. 10:46 AM .OK GENIUS WE HEARD YOU LOST COUPLE 100 BUCKS AT THE GAME.WHO DID YOU BET ON FAGGOT?OH I FORGOT YOUR A GENIUS.MAN I GOT A LAUGH READIN THAT SHIT YOU POSTED,HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO THINK OF THAT?OH SHIT I GOT MY CAPS ON,did you notice?Please save me from having to use violence on these fuckin clowns.

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  24. The Zetas are not a cartel..they are more of low level street rats. That is all so Stratfor needs to get it right.

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  25. 8:03 Is there anything worse than trying to be a blogger badass? Tell me cuz you should know.

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  26. Jan.30,2012-10;34am & 12;20pm-It sounds like both of yall got handle once by Tango Blast, i sense a lil hater inside of yall..Anyhow back 2 the post, Zetas do have numbers but how come they cant work like CDG or CDS...

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    1. Tango get handled around here .. puro M. Culero . Tango pussies fucking dick rider . That houstone shit dont come around no more .ive knocked too many of them pussies out .. fuck you and your click ...

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  27. Jan.31,2012 12;33 am - Yea homie wutever u say, thats y yall cant even walk the yard in TDC cuz yall get yall- self put in seg, bunch of hoes...But anyhow chavala, post a comment about the post, u idiot. PTB!!

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  28. H-TOWN said...? I don't believe this fuckin clown.I actually seen it with my own eyes now.Don't take this clown serious !Look at some of the other post he done,now he here talking like SC niggaz?You fuckin clown.What up with the "ye homie" shit?You sittin in your room typing this shit.This the same clown always askin about "is Mexico safe,answer me please with no haters"?
    Shit man,i didn't think there was sad fuckers like this on here?Tango Blast,what you?Playin on your fuckin playstation,in your room with your "homies"Man i don't believe that shit.

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  29. H-TOWN said .if u aint BLASTING U AINT LASTING homie,What the fuck is that all about?
    Blastin what,your boyfriends ass.Dayuuummmm bitch. What a prick.

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  30. Feb.1,2012 1:24PM -First of all u need 2 get off my DICK homie and yea i was asking if some parts of Mexico r safe; wut is it 2 u, u cock-rider, at least when i comment on here i stick 2 the story, look at u, posting a comment about me..I like 2 b hated on thou...And i like 2 play X-Box 360 not playstation...HA HA HA.. Feb.1,2012 1:26PM- Ask around u dumb bitch

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  31. Fucken losers grow the fuck up!Be some real man and see how hard that is. Its eazy to be a fuck up its eazy to go to prison. Its eazy to not give a fuck. For real that shit is not cool usually every body grows up out of that soon or later but I guess not! Sitting here writing about which cartel or prison gang is better.Gangs are for pussies period for people who have no self esteem who want to take eazy route in life.

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  32. Ay wey,se agarraron del chongo las Texanas...be careful girls,dont break a nail or get a run in your medias!!

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  33. Easy answer...

    Seal Team 6...

    No more of these animals.

    Give them a taste of some real pain gringo style!

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  34. El chapo is a snitch and that's all there is to it

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  35. And it is post that come from people who support either side that make me wish we had a tool to remove all the good folks from Mexico, move them to the US, take the Fu**ks from the US and move them to Mexico and then let the US Military use them as target practice. Really, even in word on a blog to suport any of these fu**s, YOU need to be killed, not the innocent.
    Love USA

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