Officials of the national security cabinet report; “Sangre Z” (Blood Z), “Golfo Nueva Generacíon (Gulf New Generation) and “La Corona” “The Crown” , are three cartels composed of deserters from other organizations involved in drug trafficking, that are competing in the regional parts of the Pacific, the west and the Gulf of Mexico with groups of which a few months ago were part of: the Sinaloa cartel, Los Zetas and the Gulfo Cartels.
Osiel Cardenas Below
Sources reported that the Attorney General's Office (PGR) is aware, through several previous investigations, that these groups have high firepower and good organization, and in some areas of the country are paid tax (piso) to drug traffickers who use their routes to the United States.
Unlike the original Los Zetas, Gulf members of New Generation and Blood Zeta are not into human trafficking or extortions.
The federal government estimates that there are 70 regional groups that control the distribution of drugs in the country, but La Corona , New Blood Generation Z and Gulf are considered the most relevant of the emerging organizations of central and northern Mexico, while in the southern region the most notable is the cártel Independiente de Acapulco”. (Independent Cartel of Acapulco).
New Generation Gulf
The New Generation Gulf group emerged in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, birthplace of the Gulf cartel, founded by Juan Nepomuceno Guerra (at left far left), initially dedicated to smuggling (alocohol) and then developed into an organization that controlled cocaine to the state of Texas of the United States.
Cohesive until 1996, however in 1997, with the extradition of Osiel Cardenas Guillen to the United States, the Gulf Cartel experienced internal divisions including that of Los Zetas who were at the time the armed wing group for the Gulf Cartel.
They created their own band resulting in conflicts between leaders: Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, Tony Tormenta, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, El Verdugo, and Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the Z-40. below is a photo of the shootout where Tormenta was killed)
In November 2010, Tony Tormenta was killed by members of the Navy and his brother, Mario Cardenas, was arrested in September 2012. Although some members of the family Cárdenas Guillén still operating, they failed to hold together regional operators resulting in a creation of the Gulf Cartel New Generation, the sources accessed.
The story of Blood Z is related to the alleged death of Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, in November 2012, in Coahuila. The differences between regional operators arose following a break with the second of the organization, that of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, and a man identified as the Z-50, (El Taliban) (photo at left) according to officials interviewed, created the new organization, which has as enemies their former partners of the Gulf cartel and Los Zetas.
Moreover, in September 2012, in several municipalities of the metropolitan Guadalajara , Jalisco, mainly in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, narcobanners appeared in which the group “La Corona” (The Crown) threatened Oceguera Nemesio Cervantes, “el Mencho” identified as the leader New Generation Jalisco cartel, (CJNG) which allegedly serves Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Loera to fight organizations like the Zetas in Veracruz, Jalisco, Colima and Zacatecas.
In recent days, in the town of San Juanito Jalisco Escobedo six members were arrested of the criminal organization in possession of more than 500 kilos of marijuana, weapons long and short, and several vehicles. Among those arrested was a minor who was responsible for moving drugs in truck loads to other entities.
The Crown emerged from drug traffickers that served the Sinaloa cartel and were loyal to Ignacio Coronel Villarreal, Nacho Coronel, who was killed by soldiers on July 29, 2010 in a house in the municipality of Zapopan.
According to the officials consulted, the Sinaloa cartel has suffered two splits which resulted from accusations of complicity that led to an arrest and murder. The first occurred in January 2008, with the Beltran Leyva brothers, after the arrest of Alfredo The Mochomo, in Sinaloa. The second, with the death of Nacho Coronel Villarreal.