[ Subject Matter: FARC connection to Mexican DTO's
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The American anti drug agency informed that the Colombian Guerrillas that have allied with Mexican Cartels in order to introduce tonnes of cocaine into the United States.
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The revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC) and criminal groups like the Sinaloa Cartel or the CJNG have allied in order to introduce cocaine into the United States, according to information published today by the American Anti drug agency the DEA.
"The investigations showed a working relationship between different fronts of FARC and the criminal Mexican organizations, including Los Zetas, the Beltran Leyva Organization, the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion and the Sinaloa Cartel with the intention of transporting cocaine to the United States, stated the press release.
According to the DEA, the Mexicans have become the power in the USA drugs market because they have learnt how to produce heroin and they are not dependent on the Colombians to produce, a group that traditionally trusted the Mexicans and Dominicans for the sale of that substance inside the United States.
"There has been a change and now the Mexicans are producing Heroin, and before they were just transporting it for the Colombians. They responded to changes in the market, and became the beneficiaries", added the Chief of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg in a meeting with a group of journalists.
In this form the Mexican cartels have converted themselves into the leaders of Heroin trafficking, Crystal Meth, Cocaine and Marijuana and have decided to forge new alliances with Colombian groups, that traditionally have dominated, the drugs market in the mid West and East coast of the United States, according to the DEA.
In the press release, the DEA detailed the alliances between the narco trafficking organizations of Colombia of para-military origin, Los Urabenos and FARC in order to distribute cocaine in the United States with the Mexican Cartels, like the Sinaloa Cartel or the Juarez Cartel that have increased their power in the last few years.
The Sinaloa Cartel, led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, it has converted into the most powerful criminal group and has circulated the most drugs in the United States over the last few years.
Not withstanding, the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion that has rapidly converted into one of the most dangerous transnational criminal organizations of Mexico and competes with the Sinaloa Cartel in Asia, Europe and Oceana, says the release, the first other Cartel to challenge Sinaloa in this way.
The Los Cuinis Cartel, that came from the Milenio Cartel at the end of the decade of the 90's, economically supported the CJNG in order to establish their interest in different zones, especially cities on the West Coast of the United States, like Sacramento, California, and Reno, Nevada.
With the intention to traffic their drugs, the Mexican and Colombian groups have decided to ally in some cities like Boston, where the Colombians are in charge of distributing the cocaine and the Mexicans are dedicated to transporting it through Mexico.
In other zones, like New York State, the Mexicans and Colombians prefer to divide the territory and evade confrontation for dominance of the market, says the DEA.
In order to maintain their level of drug shipments across the border in the United States, the Colombians have tried in the last few years a new route through the Caribbean, with that they avoid Mexico, and avoid being cornered by the Mexican and American Police forces, that have incremented their presence on the borders of these two countries.
The city of Miami has returned to being a point of arrival for these drugs, transported by sea and air through the Caribbean, hidden in cargo planes, container ships, fishing boats and luxury yachts, informed the release.
Not withstanding, before the push of the Mexican narco traffickers, other Colombian criminal groups, like the Medellin Cartel, the Cali Cartel and the Norte Valle Cartel, have preferred to concentrate their narco trafficking forces in the Caribbean and Central America in turn to the United States.
This data about groups of international narco traffickers included in the release known as "Evaluation of the drug threats" at a national level, that the DEA produces annually and published today.
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Above is a map of zones of operation in the United States of various drug trafficking organizations from Mexico.
Original article in Spanish at Milenio