United States warns of the potential of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion and Los Cunis.
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This Wednesday the Government of the United States added to its list of narco trafficker Bosses the leaders of the CJNG, Nemesio Osegura Cervantes "El Mencho" amd Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, who heads the criminal organisation of "Los Cunis".
The Treasury department, through the Office of Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC) warned that both Mexican drug Cartels and their leaders play an important role in international drug trafficking.
Because of this, the US Authorities determined to freeze any assets held by the suspected drug traffickers in that country and banned its nationals to transact with the aforementioned.
John E Smith, Director of OFAC, said that in the last few years, we have seen an increase in the erosion of the historically powerful cartels next to the emergence of new organizations of drug trafficking like the CJNG and their close allies "Los Cunis".
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The decision to incorporate Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes and Abigael Gonzalez Valencia to the list of heads of narco trafficking organisations was taken by OFAC in coordination with the Division of Los Angeles Drug Control Administration, demonstrates our determination to reverse this trend and to disrupt significantly the activities of their leaders, reiterated John E Smith.
The North American communication details that CJNG emerged five years ago from what was the Milenio Cartel, dismantled after the capture of its leader Armando Valencia Cornelius and his successors. Since then the organization has expanded its dominion further than Jalisco to other States of Mexico, including Michoacán and Colima.
CJNG developed links with other criminal organizations in all of the world, including the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. A big part of this expansion is its impact on rival groups of criminals like the Knights Templar and Los Zetas, through the elimination of their territory and market share, which has resulted in violent clashes.
With more territory, add the Americans, the Jalisco Cartel has been able to increase its drug trade, wealth and influence.
About their leader, Nemesio or Ruben Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho", has been involved in a significant manner in drug trafficking since the decade of the 1990's.
"El Mencho", was imprisoned in the United States for three years, where he was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Federal District Court of North California in 1994. After he was put at liberty, Oseguera Cervantes returned to Mexico to continue his drug trafficking activities.
As for "Los Cunis", this group emerged for the first time in 1990 as a faction of the Milenio Cartel and is engaged in the trafficking of cocaine and methamphetamine.
The close alliance between the CJNG and "Los Cunis" is related to Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, who is the brother in law of Oseguera Cervantes.
Gonzalez Valencia also has participated in a significant manner to the trafficking of drugs, principally methamphetamine. "El Cuini" was detained at the end of February 2015 by Mexican Authorities.
In March of 2014, a grand jury in Federal District Court for the District of Colombia accused Oseguera Cervantes and Gonzalez Valencia under charges of to be the leaders of criminal enterprises among other crimes.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana