Monday, May 18, 2015

The New Era of Cartels




The capture and abatement of drug cartel leaders has led to the fragmentation of groups and the emergence of criminal cells throughout the country.  U.S. authorities and the PGR identify the current leadership


By: Doris Gómora, Dennis A. García y Marcos Muédano | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

With the capture and abatement of drug cartel leaders in recent years, the structures of the drug cartels in Mexico has fragmented, giving way to a new map of organized crime with the formation of criminal cells that operate in a territorial way; but with the influence that they had in the large organizations, new groups also rose up like the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) who managed to consolidate and expand their power to challenge the territories that are key to the business of the multinational drug trade.

This in-depth analysis of drug trafficking in the country is based on reports from the PGR, the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Treasury, as well as interviews with experts.

With the arrests of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel; Servando Gómez “La Tuta”, leader of Los Caballeros Templarios; Vicente Carrillo Fuentes “El Viceroy”, leader of the Juárez Cartel; Miguel and Omar Treviño Morales, leaders of Los Zetas; and the abatement of Nazario Moreno “El Chayo”, who commanded La Familia Michoacana; as well as Ignacio Nacho Coronel and Arturo Beltrán Leyva “El Barbas”, a struggle for the territories worsened with the criminal cells who were operating as their armed wings.


The blows in recent years to drug cartels faded away the image of the great drug lords.  Around 15 leaders whose names dominated the scene in the last decade, including dynasties, are now a thing of the past.  New leaders emerged, though most only regional or underpowered, with fragmented crime cell organizations that defend a territory.  Of the nine cartels operating in the country today, only the Sinaloa, with their old bosses, and the CJNG, maintain hegemony.

The most recent report from the PGR indicates that there are nine cartels operating in Mexico: Sinaloa, Jalisco New Generation, Los Zetas, Gulf, Tijuana, Beltrán Leyva, Juárez, Familia Michoacana and Los Caballeros Templarios.


The department found 45 criminal cells who besides working in drug trafficking, are also in the robbing of petroleum, kidnapping, extortion, and human trafficking.

The old rules imposed by the drug groups from the 1970’s have changed, to make way for the new generation of bosses who, unlike their predecessors, display their operating power even in social networks, where they also threaten their rivals and make their executions public as well as boasting about their luxuries life.

Their powers to corrupt, their ability to infiltrate police forces, their alliances with people in politics and business have not changed.  They are the lifeline of their safety net.  Their code, “plata o plomo” (silver or lead) also persists.

On the “atomization” of the big cartels, Gerardo Rodríguez, an expert on national security and terrorism, explains that when these criminal cells form, they have greater control over the territories since they know firsthand how the economic flow moves.  They can also display their criminal activity better and their local protection networks.

“In the case of Mexico, the Bacrim model (emerging criminal groups) of Colombia, where small groups evolved to other profitable illicit businesses such as extorting economic sectors, merchandise theft, human trafficking, and kidnappings,  is being copied,” detailed the member of the Collective of Security Analysis with Democracy (Casede).

The criminal cells, he adds, have territorial control, block by block, from the cities where they operate.

Rodríguez says that the government’s strategy in fighting organized crime is good, however, may fail if the criminal structures, which are structured in the form of a pyramid, are not completely destroyed.  “After capturing the big bosses, they have to do the same with other leaders and attack their financial assets.”

Javier Oliva, an expert on national security and an academic of UNAM, believes that “the fragmentation was very predictable; there was already experience in other cases where when they captured leaders of a criminal organization, it tended to divide, which has led to a dispute over turfs.  This atomizes the fight against organized crime when having less visible leaders and can result in an increased perception of criminalization”.

Source: El Universal

63 comments:

  1. mencho taking over,well he already took over! nobody can compete with him! when chapo was out he kicked chapo out of jalisco! he killed all the zetas in veracruz and jalisco! and he took over michoacan!

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    1. ya mamasela pues..

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    2. Chapo still has pull in jalisco. Go to puerto Vallarta and find out. That's his plaza

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    3. And chapos sons are always in zapopan just incase you didn't know.

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    4. Mencho is going down for being a mencho

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    5. ya mamamela pues,joto!! jajajja

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    6. Veracruz still being Zeta

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    7. Mencho is attracting to much attention to himself. He will go down real soon. Mencho operates more with a military mentality, rather than a business mentality and we all know those types do not last long on top. Just look at Lazcano, Z40, Z42, El Taliban, El Ardillo, every recent CDG leader, Tuta, El Chayo, Kike Plancarte, Chango Mendez. All these leaders operated with that same mentality as Mencho and where are they now.

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    8. La neta que si jose lopez. Deberias de ponerte un tatuaje de la cara del mencho en las nalgas

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    9. YA COMPRALE CASA..... YA COMPRALE TENIS.... YA DALE EL CHIQUITO

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    10. He is one man against many. He will join the rest eventually. Then you will have to find yourself a new savior to praise. Same song and dance, different character. They all come down!!!

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    11. Jaja jose lopez no mames guey! He didn't kill NOBODY in veracruz except 35 innocents. And you'll see, his days are counted, I give it about 6 months max.

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    12. He's deepthroatn already bro heard mencho is gonna pull out tho lmao

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    13. u guys would shake in ur pants if u saw mencho!! too bad u guys dont know him....ay me avisan,culos!! jajajjajajjajajajjaj

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    14. No way Jose..You don't know El Menso,Where is he then?Go on just tell me,, whisper it

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    15. Estas bien mencho jose lopez

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    16. only if u knew,only if u knew! why is that i know alot of details of tse guys,think! yeah,thats why! i know shit i just dont write what supposedly think they know!

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    17. Lmao jose lopez estas mas mencho Que el tal mencho eres un cyber narco/cheerleader

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    18. Sinaloa in Coauhilla hahaha
      Don't think so.

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  2. Viva mexico! Keep these putos high and stupid up north mas trabajo mi jente y reclamamos las tierras

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    1. Dam you're a complete idiot or going out of your way to be a dumbass. Every race has drug addicts here, its not just one group. And its a problem to everyone. Not sure if I can dumb it down more for your 2 brain cells. I'l try colorful illustrations next time.

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    2. Troll alert, trI'll alert!

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    3. Cudnt say it better dude is prolly 12 years old livn wit moms and looks up ta these scumbags I come here to here about how dey got caught and how they wer killed brings tears ta my eyes I got a lot of family dat got killed by dees pieces of feces I hate cartels

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    4. 10.55
      Sorry to hear that bro,
      These idiots praising cartels that hurt everyone,in Mexico and the US

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  3. Sorry but that map is some what off on some things

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  4. Very simple. The bigger you get the easier to catch. Much less government and local protection. Mexican gov. accepts more help from the north. Result? Less Big fish many more smaller ones. The old days are fading fast. But...things will continue but with a different twist. Better? Worse? T.M.

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  5. according to this map Zacatecas exist no more . it has been handed over to Aguascalientes jaja .

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    1. Light green is area where they say no clear cartel rules - Zac, SLP, Hidalgo, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Campeche.

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  6. Los carrillo =cartel de juarez
    Los arellano=En tijuana Caf
    Caro quintero=guadalajara
    El mayo=Cartel de sinaloa
    Why are the top cartels and most wanted people that being in mexico are from sinaloa ? saludos de medillen ,colombia parceros

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    1. just up north mexico but south is controlled by michoacan.

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    2. Nah there's bigger players than michoacanos down south

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    3. 12:58 like who? mentiroso.

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    4. Not mencho or ct or any of those chokilosos

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    5. El compa playa thats who..

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  7. When they said repent repent repent I always wondered what they meant - Leonard Cohen

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    1. Love me 'till the end of love, by Leonard Cohen... for you, CHIVAAA!!!

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  9. I don't see fragmentation in well established criminal groups like the American crime families or the Sicilian crime families nor the Russian thieves in law not even the California Mexican mafia or the Aryan brotherhood of California.all this organizations are old the genovese family from New York can trace its roots to the old morello crime family and still operating United because there are rules yes they have their troubles and arrest and wars and rats but they still there

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    1. Put all those crime families and groups in Mexico and you'll fin out very fast how they fragment or just plain and simply get wiped of the face of the earth.

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  10. this will be over when little girl grows up leads the revolution Viva Mexico So this go on for 12 more years

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    1. The politicos will corrupt her and her public speaking abilities.

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    2. The children are the hope
      Your comment however did not relate to this article
      Imo

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  11. Adelmo nieblas Gonzales captured in Sinaloa read it on blog del Narco I know can it be true??????

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    1. I think your talking about the narco manta the salazars put up in rocky point as propaganda against los memos!!

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    2. Don't post stuff from another website if I wanted to read bullshit I would've originally have gone there site instead of here so stfu y Arriba bb.

      pero en uno palo

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  12. There are zero areas controlled by LCT inside Jalisco.

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    1. what makes you so sure

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  13. CT are deep in tijuana but tijuanenses don't ever mention them in this comments, they are allways mentioning los arellanos or el mayo but I doubt they do anything. arellanos are locked up or dead and el mayo is too old to care about control. just saying...

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  14. Hahaha we taking over all u broke boys best sit at your computers and type away. About how we are dominating everyone. We are getting all the money, women, fame. I got this on lock. I got you real mad full of envy

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  15. Zetas control central Zacatecas , Gulf southern Zacatecas and Sinaloa north western Zacatecas ? i am 90% sure of this .

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  16. For all the hype on this New Generation cartel. They are hardly dominating this map. Why is that?

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  17. Never hear anything about cartel de sinaloa in acuna
    Only zetas and zetas and zetas ohh and zetas
    I go once a month. Would of heard something by now
    Unless the gates are cds wouldn't surprise me

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  18. The zetas new leader is Comandante Guevo also known as the nephew.

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  19. Mencho is Making moves! What did us and México do when chapo and mayo where on top all these years the started the bucear man hunt putting them on billbords by its all a politcal game

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  20. Ayyeee, me and my boys are making major moves. I just made over 14 million US dollars. That's probably why they are mad

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  21. We taking over. I got millions of dollars. Roll up my sleeves and put in work. I'm the nueva jefe. Hahaha

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  22. Sorry but this map is not great z control nearly all of verazruc and couhila

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  23. beltrans run all of sonora on this map. that map aint right

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  24. The reason Chihuahua is so violent is that el chapo sent his army there for soo many years too take over but the problem (la linea/los atzecas) fought back really hard... In juarez a commander from each group would pick up like 10 rivals each night and it was getting horrible... the government favored gente nueva in the war and it got uglier... Since la linea killed off most gn. La linea won but they were left off weak... more gn commanders would arrive later on and the only thing la linea could've do to stay alive is extortion and the fight went from north of chihuahua to south...

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  25. what is the deal with the light green part of the map were aguascalientes is and runs south

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