The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) notes the presence of the New Generation Jalisco Cartel in Nuevo Leon.
On a new evaluation report by the DEA on the hands of Reporte Indigo, the DEA is saying that the internal power struggles and disorder of the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, can cost the loss of its territory in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
BY JESUS PADILLA - Monday, September 21, 2015
"Internal power struggles and disorder between the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas are likely contributing to the expansion of CJNG in Nuevo Leon. CJNG is in a position to increase their drug trafficking operations, "the document of the DEA said.
Reports show that New Generation Jalisco Cartel has reached the limits of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, and the municipality of Anahuac, Nuevo Leon.
Keep in mind that it was this zone where elements of the Navy captured Miguel Angel Trevino Morales "Z40" in a precise air raid operation in un-populated roads linking the two entities.
The arrest took place in August 2013, 27 kilometers southwest of Nuevo Laredo.
However, other versions suggest that it was in the town of Anahuac, Nuevo Leon, right on the border with Tamaulipas.
This sector is considered by federal authorities as a Zeta bastion.
According to the DEA, CJNG came to dispute that area, described as a strategic point for smuggling and drug passage to the United States.
However, there is another version that seems to have logic, because it speaks of a possible alliance between the Gulf Cartel and the Jalisco Cartel to control this sector.
The Beltran take hold but ...
This metropolitan area of San Pedro Nuevo Leon, a town with the highest per capita income in Mexico, is where the Beltran Leyva cartel took hold in the territory.
However, federal sources consulted by Reporte Indigo reveal that the New Generation Jalisco Cartel could fight for control of the San Pedro plaza to the Beltran Leyva Cartel.
And it would be the perfect place to start, first stage, retail and distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine.
"Second step could be money laundering. San Pedro is perfect for the leaders of this group to go unnoticed, "said federal source.
This information coincides with the DEA document held by Reporte Indigo.
The mere presence of New Generation Jalisco Cartel, in Nuevo Leon, opens the door for expanding its operation in this state, the Drug Enforcement Agency warns.
"CJNG uses its alliances and exploits the weaknesses of rival cartels to take over new territories or increase their presence in areas" explains the DEA document.
Good reason for the possibility that the CJNG will dispute the territory to Beltran Leyva Cartel.
In Monterrey, the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas are in dispute, but according to the DEA, the presence of the Jalisco Cartel is growing in other states and can dispute the capital of Nuevo Leon.
"From their stronghold in Jalisco, the influence of the organization it extends to Nayarit, Colima, Guerrero, Veracruz, Michoacan and other Mexican states," said the DEA.
Moreover, CJNG have positioned themselves in the state of Veracruz, controlled by Los Zetas Cartel in recent years.
The rivalry between Los Zetas and CJNG has been dragging on for nearly eight years, so federal and US authorities expect a war full of violence.
From an Armed Group to Drug Cartel
The story in the world of drug trafficking it repeats once again.
As happened with the Zetas cartel, which rose from the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel to an organization in the drug trade, now the New Generation Jalisco Cartel (CJNG) undergoes a similar transformation.
CJNG emerged in 2007 as an armed group, which was named "matazatas" at the service of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Through the social network they showed its existence, videotaping interrogations and executions of several Zetas.
"Jalisco, the land of freedom and working people. Death to kidnappers and extortionists Zetas ", its seen in a video posted on YouTube by the CJNG.
Just like Los Zetas, the CJNG has used violence to demonstrate their power.
This organization attacked media facilities in Jalisco, while Los Zetas attacked local television stations in Nuevo Leon in 2010.
CJNG also copy Zetas operations. That is to say using narco blockades, the use of, unmarked graves by the border of Jalisco and Michoacan; and they have participated in the disappearance of innocent civilians not linked to organized crime. And it doesn't end there.
Jalisco authorities have attributed their participation in crimes against senior public officials, like Jesus Gallegos, State Secretary of Tourism, which occurred in 2013, and the PAN mayor of Ayutla, Manuel Gomez Torres, in 2014.
Another event that unleashed chaos in Jalisco occurred in March 2012 when authorities captured Erick Valencia "El 85", one of the founders of CJNG group, in a house in Lomas Altas, Zapopan.
Hours after the arrest of Valencia, 16 narco blockades were started with 25 vehicles torched and clashes that claimed the lives of two people: the driver of a public bus and a suspected gunman.
The same chaos lived in Jalisco at that time, Nuevo Leon had suffered years before.
As an example, the capture of Hector Raul Luna Luna "Tori", who was a plaza leader of Los Zetas, caused at least 42 narco blockades.