Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tijuana, the strongest CJNG border plaza

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Zeta Tijuana
Main Areas of Mexican Cartel Influence

According to the DEA's most recent annual report, from 2015 to date, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel made Tijuana the main point of entry for their drugs into the United States. Although the Sinaloa Cartel dominates most of the border, the agency stresses the rapid expansion of this cartel and the levels of violence it has generated in Mexico.


In two years, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) went from having an incipient presence on the border of Tijuana to controlling half of the drug traffic through this border, with the Sinaloa Cartel as the only rival.

This is indicated by the annual report of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), published in October of this year, which reveals how the CJNG, the fastest growing during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, converted Tijuana to its main entry point to the United States for the sale of drugs.

Although the California-Arizona corridor continues to be under the control of the Sinaloa Cartel, as explained in the report entitled National Evaluation of the Drug Threat 2017, the CJNG has presence in the first area through the cities of San Ysidro and San Diego, the closest to Tijuana, as well as Riverside, Orange County, the Los Angeles area and San Francisco in northern California.

From there, the CJNG jumps to the West Coast until Seattle, Washington, where it fights for a quarter of the drug sales market. In Tucson, Arizona they have a minimal presence, same with El Paso, Texas, border with Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

In Texas, there is control of almost half of the drug trafficking in San Antonio and Laredo, on the border with Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

Both in the border cities of El Paso and Laredo, in the annual report of the DEA for 2015, the CJNG did not even have a presence, while in Tijuana it reached 25 percent.

Even in the 2016 annual report, the areas of influence of the CJNG on the border were reduced to Imperial Valley County, adjacent to Mexicali.

The growth of a cartel

The DEA outlines six major Mexican cartels: Sinaloa Cartel, Jalisco New Generation Cartel, Juárez Cartel, Gulf Cartel, The Zetas, and Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, "each of these organizations maintains drug distribution cells in designated cities throughout the United States that report directly to the leaders of the cartels in Mexico or through intermediaries."

As for the Knights Templar, whose leader, Servando Gómez Martínez "La Tuta" was arrested in Mexico in 2015, the DEA believes that "they do not have a significant impact on the drug trafficking scene within the United States."

The CJNG appeared in the sights of the US authorities for the first time in 2014, a year before its existence was accepted by the Mexican government. "The CJNG is the most recent organization of the six, but it is one of the most powerful and fastest growing in Mexico and the United States."

In 2016, the DEA opened 26 investigations -which are still active- linked to the main leaders of the CJNG, while the number increased to 46 so far in 2017.

The US agency insists on this report of the rapid expansion of this cartel that was separated from that of Sinaloa in July 2010, thanks to "its willingness to engage in violent confrontations with both security forces and rivals."

"Like the Sinaloa Cartel, CJNG is an organization that traffics multiple drugs with large amounts of methamphetamine, mainly, but also cocaine, heroin and marijuana."

The main points of this organization for the distribution of drugs are Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; and Atlanta, Georgia.

"Members of the CJNG export large quantities of methamphetamine to California from Guadalajara, Jalisco, through crossing points in Tijuana to distribution centers in Los Angeles and San Jose, California," the report said.

The DEA identifies three leaders of this organization: Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho", Abigael González Valencia "El Cuini", the only one who has been arrested, as well as Jorge Luis Mendoza Cárdenas "La Garra".

Since 2015, the US government has designated dozens of people and businesses as part of the money laundering network for the CJNG, among the most recent to appear are the Mexican singer Julión Álvarez and the soccer player Rafael Márquez, as part of their attempts to dismantle their financial networks.

The overwhelming violence in Tijuana

At the local level, Juan José Pérez Vargas "El JP" or "El Piolín" has been identified as the main leader of the CJNG in Baja California. After false versions of his death circulated on the internet, he was arrested on September 19 in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Along with two other men from Tijuana, he was apprehended for carrying a firearm, as well as doses of drugs and cash.

Despite being one of the main targets identified by the public security corporations, "El Piolín" does not have an arrest warrant in Baja California.

The arrival of the CJNG to Tijuana brought with it the highest figures of homicides in the history of the city, surpassing even the murders committed when the Sinaloa Cartel and the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF) disputed control of the area before 2010.

Its presence was detected for the first time in 2014, when some of its members came to traffic weapons and drugs with a low profile. A year later, through narcomantas with corpses, its presence began to grow and in 2016 it was recognized by the government of Baja California.

Authorities attribute to the dispute of this cartel, allied with what remained of the CAF against the Sinaloa Cartel, more than 3 thousand 800 intentional homicides committed since 2015.

With everything and "El Chapo" extradited, Sinaloa strengthens in the East Coast
 

The DEA indicates that "Mexican cartels control the majority of drug trafficking in the United States with continuous signs of growth and expansion."

Through this report, it is indicated that in recent years these criminal organizations expanded their sphere of influence to new regions on the East Coast, the point furthest from the border of Mexico, like New England, mainly with the sale of heroin and methamphetamines.

According to information from the DEA, this area is under the control of the Sinaloa Cartel, specifically, most of the State of New York, as well as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Indiana; and New Haven, Connecticut.

These are the hot spots in the opiate epidemic that have expanded in the United States and that up to 2016, have caused 60 thousand overdose deaths.

The same happens in Chicago, Illinois, where drug lords of the Sinaloa Cartel have been prosecuted for drug trafficking. It is in this city, where the Mexican cartels control most of the sale of methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana and heroin, without "any viable competitor".

The expansion of the Sinaloa Cartel continues despite the fact that its most notorious leader, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, is being held in New York and that this year, Damaso López Núñez "El Licenciado" was arrested in Mexico, who was looking for the control of the cartel.

The DEA identifies both as leaders of this criminal organization, as well as Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada García and for the first time Rafael Caro Quintero, who was released from prison in 2013.

One of the distinctions of the Sinaloa Cartel is that it "maintains the most expansive international footprint in comparison with other Mexican cartels," says the DEA document.

Its area of control are the Coast of the Pacific Ocean, both in Mexico and the United States, and distribution cells located in Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles California; Denver, Colorado; and still Chicago, Illinois.

Most of the border between Mexico and the United States for the transfer of drugs is under the control of the Sinaloa Cartel, mainly in California, Arizona, New Mexico and part of Texas.

United States with the cartel's drugs, but without their violence

The DEA reports that unlike drug lords operating in Mexico, their counterparts in the United States work to maintain a low profile and low visibility, so they generally avoid violent confrontations with their cartel rivals.

"Although the homicides related to drug trafficking have reached epidemic proportions in Mexico in recent years, this phenomenon has not translated into violence overflowing in the United States," the document said.

He adds that although there have been some homicides related to Mexican cartels in North America, "they are less frequent and mainly related to traffickers, so they do not represent a pattern of concern at this time."

In general, the DEA believes that the Mexican cartels will continue to dominate the trafficking and distribution of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin in the US markets.

"No other criminal organization has the infrastructure or logistics to face them. It is expected that Mexican cartels will continue to grow in the United States through the expansion of their distribution networks and interaction with local criminal groups and gangs,“ the report said.

522 million dollars to fight the narco

According to a budget request submitted by the Department of Justice before the United States Congress, $522 million dollars were requested to fight the cartels in 2017.

This is a Special Forces program to Combat Organized Crime, one of the main sources of information of the DEA for its annual report, National Evaluation of the Drug Threat; since from here emerge the leaders, identified as priority targets, who are pursued within the cartels.
                     
However, this program does not focus solely on drug trafficking and money laundering, but also on any other activity to which transnational criminal organizations engage.

The document states that one of the main missions of this program, made up of multiple federal, state and local agencies, is "to dismantle the networks of transnational organizations dedicated to drug trafficking, including the Sinaloa Cartel."

As part of its annual report, attached with the budget request, the Department of Justice maintains that among the activities of this program are "hundreds of active investigations linked to the Sinaloa Cartel".

Of the 40 priority objectives of these agencies in 2015, 28 percent corresponded to the organization led by "El Chapo" Guzmán, which makes it the cartel with the most members targeted by the US government.

62 comments:

  1. The armed groups who were on a video in guanajuato. 12 of them on the video have been detain.

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    1. Don't matter, Guanajuato is already cjng plaza, that LOCAL boss el marro wasn't hard enough..

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    2. @6:09 was el marro independent or who he work for?

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    3. Guanajuato a cjng plaza but the murders are going on at a crazy rate?? Lol that means they're not in control buddy. 12 people arrested that supposedly belong to Santa Rosa cartel is a farce too.

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    4. Whats also funny is that some of those detainees said that they didnt really were gonna commit a crime. It was just for show something like that. Put captures in guanajuato on google. If u know spanish. Put that. Thats where I get the news from

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    5. Cjng has most of Guanajuato but that area is in dispute, (was) i have not heard anything about it lately

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  2. Cds losing their marbles while cjng is taking their plazas.. After chapo cds is nothing but a name that was once the most powerfull cartel. Chapitos cant handle the heat so they stay out the kitchen..

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    1. A few comentators on other sites have actually said that in Chihuahua CJNG has had battles against CDS cells there in the mountain regions like Madera and such. This however has not been confirmed by local newspapers as far as I, have read.
      One can only speculate if there is a real war looming between what are now the two most powerful cartels in Chihuas and if CJNG is actually allied with La Linea. If this is the case then CDS regardless of how fearless or fuckin big they are have a real uphill battle in Chihuas and might just finally get their asses handed to them there!
      So as long as the bloodshed is finally over I, really hope this will be the case.

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    2. 4:15-Did you read the article? Apparently not.
      Spoken like a true wanna be!

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    3. Chapo just a pawn, Mayo is the real player. So yeah keep dreaming.

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    4. 7:46 estas mal compa. Aurelio Casillas esta al mando

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    5. Where is comandante perro when you need him to defend the culichi plaza

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    6. Comandante perro still comments on youtube lol. Hes still active putting in work

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    7. Hahaha. @9:02 how fkn funny!

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    8. @9:02 too bad el morronis de navolato died when el chapo got captured... He would've come in handy too!

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    9. 519. Are you just ignoring the murderous path CJNG is leaving of both the guilty and the innocence? As long as there are men acting like children, there will always be bloodshed

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    10. 9:02 Culuchi plaza is under firm control unlike Guadalajara which is supposed to be cjng yet Sinaloa still owns the town.

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    11. 10:34
      Sinaloa may "own" it at a certain level but the heavy hitters, always low key, are from Guadalajara.

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    12. N9body cares about culichi

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    13. @12:56 Yeah and all those heavy hitters that you mention "low key " have a boss and his boss is from Sinaloa

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    14. Sinaloa cartel is NOT in Jalisco lol why do people keep posting that lie? It's just like cjng has business in Sinaloa but that doesn't mean cjng own that plaza. Dumies

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    15. Jejejeje que Sinaloa no está en jalisco just go to Los Altos de jalisco y pregunta .. o y el cholo les está dando pelea en jalisco y no hablo del cholo de Sinaloa si no de otro cholo .. teocaltiche Es Sinaloa .. un que esté en jalisco

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    16. 12:04 Those Sinaloa "bosses" are made to believe they're in charge but are just pretend bosses so when its time to take a hit they go down first while the real bosses in Guadalajara are untouched.

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    17. Ok so there is people from sinaloa that live in Jalisco but guess what? They work for Mencho tontin

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  3. ... Just Like El Mencho Is A Pawn For CJNG ... He Will Be A Priority Target For The Mexican Government ( With Presssssssure From The USA ) Coming Very Soon ... As EPN Ends His Presidencial Term, He Want's El Chapo & El Mencho Captures Within His Weak, Pathetic Legacy ...

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  4. Sinaloa seems to cover 90% territory.Just wonder why 6 states have no dots for any of the cartels.Yes we could say those states don't do drugs (sarcasm)but why not Montana,Idaho,North Dakota,South Dakota,Nebraska and Maine?I know they are sparsely populated but not that much when most of them are roughly a million residents for each so that leaves out a good 6 million ripe for the taking.

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    1. Not enough solid information on cartel activity in those states to say who dominates the market. Although I have read reports about KT(I guess now it would be LNFM) in Idaho as a result of their foothold in the Northwest market.

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    2. Biker territory

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    3. Lmao @ biker territory...no mames...bikers could never stop or have any type influence in keeping cartels out of west bubba fuck states...breaking bad was a work of fiction pendejo

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    4. @4:21 Bikers cook their own meth and probably can't afford cartel meth that far north with the exception of Nebraska. Plus those states Canandiana referenced are in Caucasion Country. The only brown faces you will see are native Americans (except Maine). Yes there are Mexicanos up there but few in number. If you don't know those states are extremely conservative and they don't take kindly to unknown racial outsiders. Bubba the citizen is nothing to worry about its the Bubba law enforcement officers they need to worry about. The local sheriff would be snatching up mofos left and right. All of the different Mexican cartels upper management aren't stupid. They know where they can blend in and what areas they can control.

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  5. 525 million dollars allocated for the drug war?
    Far too little to combat a billion dollar industry!
    Where money and power can influence all parties of governments and law enforcement.

    My opinion; just shy of those legitimate lobbyists whose political power and money influence government policies. But without the legitimacy of government.

    E42

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    1. @7:14AM So 42, you think we should just throw more money into what is generally conceded as a failed drug war.

      I have no idea what the second para of your comment is about.

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    2. I remember when la familia michoacana was being hyped the same way as CJNG also the Zetas now look at them splintered and fighting barely afloat this is the same thing that is going to happened to CJNG

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    3. @dd
      You are correct as to it being a failure in the drug war. But to allocate a measly amount to a billions of dollars industry is a joke. If this war is to continue the appropriate measures and money needs to be adequate.

      As for referring to ladder portion of comment.
      The lobbyists and special interests groups finance millions to get their objectives and political influence on American policies of business. The reality of this problem is that money influence everything.
      The cartels influential power is no different other than being illegally manifested.

      Good to hear good feedback from you dd.
      An intellectual perspective is well respected.
      Enjoy your Sunday.

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    4. The legend E42 is back!!!!!

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    5. They need to use that money for drug programs and drug education for our youth. Enough is enough with this fruitless spending of tax payers money on a failed drug war. That money can be used for so many things that it really angers me.

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    6. Familia was never hyped like CJNG.

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    7. La familia michoacana was trying to do what cjng is doing now but never made it that big because President Calderon dismantled that cartel.

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  6. Looks lik taking ober

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  7. Story out of Roza Rica, Veracruz. Story has sicarios or Runners leave 4 dismembered bodies with people watching. Police elements catch up with the sicarios or runners and execute 3-7 of them.

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  8. This article just pointed out how CDS/Pacifico cartel are still the top dog in Mexico, the US and workswide. We've come to find out cjng is not an international force how everyone claimed at first since the Pacifo Cartel (which is CDS real designation) owns the European and Asian markets too. Cjng power is just within mexico and even then all they're is fighting for control of narcomenudeo or "street corners" lol The fighting in TJ is for the narcomenudeo too and only with the blessing of Sinaloa families against CDS.

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    1. Shhhh!!!, 11:44 You'll wake all the CJNG latte lovers and start a huge cyber sword fight. The tantrums are coming your way. I tried to warn you.

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    2. They hype cds too much, i read about a few busts that were familia or other cartel and the media said it was cds. Lol

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  9. Eventually a version of duterte-justice will come to America.
    Similar to Wanted Dead or Alive in the Old West! The majority want it and very soon the big rats will exterminated!

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  10. No I try to writing English bat I can't so goods ok sory ok bay good story

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  11. 7:44 true I agree

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    1. Agree son what? La familia never made what cjng are doing and as for the Zs... this guys made Mexico hell, it too every cartel to get together with the help of gobierno, but most importantly it took the CDS cheerleaders 📣 to talk shit all over the internet. And still.

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  12. 9:46 maybe you can explain your biker amigos to us a little more clearly one of my eyes got tapatio in it I'm literally looking and peeping from one eye at your words I only see biker territory there I really hope it's correct unless it says biker amigos sorry or otra cosa I really want to know mas about your biker episodes thanks chema

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  13. I like Hong Kong in tijuana I love my tios house over there too I feel like a queen when we have fiestas in our houses lmao y lol Roxanna

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    1. Cuando quieras mi reina. Te sentamos en el trono. 😘- Sol Prendido

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    2. Hola papi chulo

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    3. Salieron los perros calientes.

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  14. cjng cant wipe out any cartel except the sinaloa those mf are hard has a rock people from there dont take orders from outsiders and i respect that , its crazy how the biggest and baddest drug lords how come from sicilinaloa its really insane love and peace to mexico and all mex brothers

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    1. Sinalia were just the first people to get ivolved in drug trafficking but now that michoacanos went indipendent from cds and golfos, the game has changed drastically. Now sinalia has BIG. Competition

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    2. I believe CdG were the first. They, as an organisation were moving alacahol during prohibition, Sinaloa didnt get involved in mainstream trafficking before WW2. Chinese. Trafficked small amounts of opium before that from Sinaloa, but from what i have read CdG were first

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    3. Thanks Otis, i read it was Sinaloa to be the first from people's comments. Thanks for clearing it up

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    4. The first drug traffickers came from Sinaloa. CDG moved booze and moonshine

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  15. I lived out their in a rehab forced by my family. i know that Juarez is control of border from tj to the gulf.

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