Mexico • The Sinaloa cartel controls the trafficking of methamphetamine in the Asia Pacific triangle-Mexico-United States organization that is considered a "global company" by diversifying its global market.
Its markets include North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, where they sell marijuana, cocaine, opiates and methamphetamine..
According to an article by a doctor of political science from Columbia University in New York, Dr. José Luis León Manríquez, published in the Atlas of the security and defense of Mexico 2012, the trafficking in methamphetamine and designer drugs has had a global surge.
It is the criminal group headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman which has a monopoly on this type of drug.Before completing the last six years, the government of Mexico detected the increase in the number laboratories manufacturing synthetic drugs in the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Durango, Sonora and Baja California, where five cartels are vying for control of territory that can generate consumers death within one year.
In a report on the subject prepared by various federal states after conclusive operations were conducted by the Mexican Army revealing the production centers.
The researcher, who was an adviser to the Foreign Ministry, in their study published information documented that the Sinaloa cartel has been in trafficking methamphetamine since the 1990s.
He mentioned that he was the kingpin (killed in a raid in Zapopan, Jalisco, in 2010) was the one who visualized the market potential of methamphetamine, a business that was initially controlled by the Colima cartel, headed by Amezcua Contreras brothers"Ignacio Nacho Coronel " was also known as the Crystal King, consolidated a broad network that imported ephedrine from Asia and processed it into meth. in Mexico. Taking advantage of its ability to place other drugs in the U.S., the Sinaloa cartel began distributing free samples in that country, "he explained.
By 2012 the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States) recognized that that criminal group already controlled 80 percent of the U.S. market.
The development of industrial-scale methamphetamine in Mexico was displaced by home production made in small clandestine laboratories in the United States.
And thanks to the penetration of the Mexican cartels in that market, the number of methamphetamine laboratories seized began to fall between 2003 and 2006, from 10, 212 to 5, 846.
Until August 2012 the government of Mexico dismantled 712 laboratories which the military operations found in 12 states, all under control of the Tijuana and Sinaloa cartels.
In addition, 11 were located in Sonora belonging to groups Beltran Leyva, the Sinaloa cartel and Los Zetas.
In August of that same month the then Attorney General of the Republic, Marisela Morales Ibáñez, signed with head of the DEA, Michele Leonhart, a cooperation memorandum to combat clandestine laboratories and synthetic drugs.
Federal Police Destroy Planting in SoyopaFederal Police reported that a marijuana plantation was destroyed in the town of Soyopa, Sonora covering an area of 300 thousand hectares and weighing more than five tons 200 kilograms.
In a statement, the corporation said that through intelligence agents discovered the fields in the vicinity of the ejido Tonichi, near Highway 16 in Hermosillo, Chihuahua route.
The commander of the Second Military Region reported that authorities in coordination with the three levels of government, they seized 9, 840 kilos of marijuana and arrested 27 people from the 1st to 25th of March.
They seized 43.29 kilograms of crystal meth, 33 vehicles, two boats, aircraft, 12 handguns, nine long, a thousand 274 cartridges and 700 grams of marijuana seeds.
Also seized 5,830 Mexican pesos and U.S. $ 21, said the regional command belonging
to the Department of Defense (Sedena).