Friday, March 30, 2018

Cracks in Mexico’s CJNG Could Lead to Avalanche of Violence

Posted by DD Republished from InSight Crime
 


Internal divisions may be splitting apart Mexico’s most powerful crime group, and that could lead to even more bloodshed in a country still reeling from its most violent year on record.

The latest indication of fragmentation within the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación — CJNG) came on March 25 in the embattled border state of Tamaulipas, when a splinter faction of the CJNG known as the Northwest Cartel allegedly got into a deadly firefight with Mexican Marines.

Officials say the Northwest Cartel is fighting the CJNG over control of a major drug trafficking route in Tamaulipas, a strategic area for criminal groups transporting drugs and other contraband into the United States.

The shootout follows news earlier this month that the CJNG may have murdered a former member of the group named Ramón Sánchez Radilla, alias “El Marro,” who reportedly belonged to a breakaway faction of the CJNG known as “El 2.”

Another alleged member of El 2, Luis Emmanuel Rodríguez Cerros, alias “El Cholo,” was killed in August last year. El Cholo reportedly served as the right-hand man of CJNG boss Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho.” But in March 2017, he and others — including El Marro — were exiled from the group and ordered killed for their apparent role in the murder of a Colombian CJNG collaborator.
 
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State police officers carry the coffin of a colleague slain in a attack by Jalisco New Generation cartel gunmen, in Tlaquepaque, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

The CJNG has taken advantage of the splintering and weakening of other Mexican crime groups, like the Sinaloa Cartel, which has seen signs of deepening internal discord and attacks by rival groups following the arrest and later extradition of former kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. But the CJNG may now be suffering a fragmentation similar to the fissures that stripped the Sinaloa Cartel of its dominance.

Both Jaime López, a security consultant and former police official in Mexico, and former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Mike Vigil said the fact that CJNG leader El Mencho is one of the most sought after drug capos in Mexico and the United States is partly to blame for the group’s fragmentation.

“When you have a cartel leader that is running from the law and rival cartels, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage the organization, and that’s when people within the organization seize upon opportunities to potentially take over,” Vigil said.

Vigil also suggested current Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada García may be stoking the fires of dissent within the CJNG.

“Even though they are enemies, I’m sure [El Mayo] has friends within the CJNG that he is pushing to cause an insurrection within the cartel,” Vigil said. “The Sinaloa Cartel and the CJNG are Mexico’s only two powerful cartels, and by doing this he’s diminishing the CJNG’s power in order to put the Sinaloa Cartel back on top.”

López and Vigil stressed that the fragmentation of the CJNG does not bode well for Mexico’s broader security situation, and will likely contribute to a further escalation in violence.




DD:  The real consequences of attacks on police.  Photo from BB archives
 Lopéz said the CJNG has “crossed the line with regards to violence towards federal agents and the military,” and the escalating conflict with the Mexican government is putting pressure on the group that could be contributing to its fragmentation.

Vigil warned that this could create a vicious cycle, especially given the CJNG’s reputation for aggression against rivals as well as the state and the public.

“One of the things we know is that when fragmentation occurs, you have smaller groups that come into play and fight for the same territory, and that’s going to lead to more violence against rivals, security officials and innocent people caught in the crossfire,” Vigil told InSight Crime.

The correlation between fragmented criminal groups and increased violence is a phenomenon seen elsewhere throughout the region. For example, after the demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC), Colombia’s criminal landscape was left severely fragmented. This ultimately led to increased violence as dissidents from the peace process and other criminal networks fought each other for control over criminally strategic areas vacated by the FARC.

This article republished from InSight Crime

72 comments:

  1. I think the article is wrong. First off CJNG would be fighting an existing cartel in Tamaulipas CDN. Second el Marro has recently attacked CJ in Guanajuato which is his strong hold. In el Marros case it’s simple, he’s a local gang leader with local influence. He was recruited by CJNG to secure the loads and local trade and once he learned the business decided to keep the profits for himself. Now outsiders are being sent in to his turf to deal with him.

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    1. Why can’t you have a open mind and believe what it’s written but I guess when you go for one team you don’t like to hear the truth

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    2. That’s a different Marro that Marro is a from Guanajuato the one killed was from jalisco

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    3. 10:09
      It's not wrong, CDN and Northwest are two different ones.

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    4. It is wrong. CDN and NW is the same and the CDN was the one that splinter to the CJNG. El marro (marrano) from Guanajuato is a different puerco from the Jalisco Marro who is now dead.

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    5. Noreste means north east. They splintered from zetas. Not the same people

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    6. This is very confusing and the first time I have heard of CARTEL DEL NORWESTE???? so there are two CDN now? both in tamaulipas? maybe they should merge and save everyone the confusion

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    7. -!The NorthWest is by tijuas, on the Pacific side, also called on the Occident. Where the sun is ks
      --The NorthEast is by Tamaulipas, on the Gulf side also known as the Oriente, where the sun rises.
      What I do not get is where the fack the "state police" got their funny hats, chingadamadre, they look like putos from Colombia or like roberto d'abuisson send his hat stashes strait from honduras...neta que Hitler's Twat Hats were the best ever.

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    8. Yeah El Marro who is dead is the one who killed el narco mr Smith in his bmw

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    9. If theyre fighting in tamaulipas then the article refers to cdn or cartel del noreste. The cdn is the zeta faction still loyal to the trevinos. So the article is wrong there. There has been online rumors of zeta and cdg factions go at war eith other zeta or cdg factions with the backing of jalisco but there hasnt been any proof. The jalisco cartel has had some luitenants flip on mencho as as we all can see the release of el 85 or whatever that valencia guy calls himself the violence spiked up.

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  2. This “marro” guy isn’t he the one that made that video that left Guerrero with out birds because at the end of video they was just shooting in to the air for no reason, apparently challenging cjng?

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    1. Yes that's the same guy, plus it's "El Cherry's" cousin.

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    2. Are you talking about el marro from guanajuato

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    3. Oh yea Guanajuato

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  3. Aren't the NW cartel the Trevino faction of the Zetas, whom are sworn enemies of CJNG? This is very confusing.

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    1. Yep,very contusing,someone hasn't done their homework.
      CJNG fighting CDN in Tamaulipas ?

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    2. Stupid article

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    3. A Navy official confirmed that the marines were attacked by CJNG not CDN so I guess they’re fighting the plaza. Idk what the fuck northwest cartel is tho lmao

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  4. Se van a mojar las medias Las cheerleaders del cjng one thing for sure is the coward michoacano is gone get caught or kill real soon

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  5. Cjng been fracture since el cholo took over the operations in jalisco basically kicked michoacanos out there and cartel de noroeste is to big for cjng who are scared to step foot in mataulipas

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    1. Hablas mucho y sabes poco....

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  6. I thought El Cholo that was working with El Marro was still alive. Actually, I thought they were both still alive.

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    1. I thought El Cholo was in prison.

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    2. They are as far as i knew also

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  7. Most important: CJNG is working for the Marinas and enjoy they protection.

    Some very high-up commanders are collecting piso from CJNG.

    And no: CJNG did not down a Marinas heli.

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    1. http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2015/05/jalisco-photos-ruins-of-military.html?m=1

      One shot down military helicopter, could very well be marines

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  8. I was under the impression CDN was the Treviños family business, not a splinter from CJNG, did I miss something?

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  9. This article is wrong it even sounds like if a cds fan boy made it because the real report are says it’s just spreading in Puebla,Nuevo Laredo,Sinaloa and Tijuana plus a cds leader was killed recently in la Baja and nobody knows who did it his own cartel or cjng

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    1. Cjng spreading in nuevo laredo and Sinaloa is the funniest shit Ive heard in months. They're on their way down boy, InSight crime is a legit source. They're on their way out of TJ and Baja mf

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    2. I’m guessing your a cds fanboy

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    3. lol little kid cjng nut huggers.."my Mommy was from Jalisco so I support El Mencho." LOL Dumb pochos

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    4. Puro ardido aquí

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  10. U got to give the cartel some credit they r kicking ass. And Mexican politicos r so passive u can have it just pay me

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  11. Just read how election campaign kicked off yesterday and these candidates rule Mexico. There is no Rule Of Law in Mexico.

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  12. CJNG is going down. Long live mexican marines.

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    1. 6:21 Las pinchis marinas mexicanas are:
      EPN's PINCHES PERRAS ASESINAS.

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  13. Mencho has his shot with the chapitos

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  14. El coss getting sentenced in April

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  15. Is this not the strategic game for US law enforcement along with those few Mexican government officials to create chaos within?
    A tactic used by many to fragment organizations from those who wield power.
    I can see how this can / has contributed to the escalation of violence in Mexico. Where order is disrupted.
    One thing is clearly evident, where the once powerful organizations ruled by set of rules this violence was at minimum. If not for broken alliances and declaration of war by government. Mexico would be in a better state.
    One can come to the conclusion that this war declared on those cartels by Mexico was not in Mexico’s best interests?
    Then again raises the issue of a moral obligation to those impacted by drug consumption.
    Will there be a solution to this problem?
    Clearly states here that one fix / adjustments to an issue creates another!

    E42

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    1. Well said, my friend. It's a scary scene. When life has lost any true meaning, a society is truly lost. Our relatatives, friend's, and neighbors down South have lost it. I'm afraid. The new regimes are megalomaniacs, not businessmen. Business always came first. Not anymore.

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    2. its redundant issue.. esta platica is old.. answer to this is simple. Mexicans stop having children. dont get all butt hurt . less children, less poverty less stress, less low- lifes..

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    3. @11:52AM Obvious Guy, that is about the dumbest comment I have seen on BB.

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    4. And how many kids do you have Obvious Guy?

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    5. Listen DD it makes sense. The country Mexico has not much to offer its children. It has turned into survival of the fittest. Now where am i wrong? Generations of mexicans have left that country for a reason. including my fam. i would leave as well , or i would not even think of bringing up children in that environment. Why do you think even here in USA , hipsters /millenials are not carring many babies around? because it is hard enough here to survive.

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    6. 11:52 obviously you need to quit your drug addiction, because obviously children have no money in their pampers or offshored anywhere in the world

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    7. @5:16 Obvious Guy , It would take me too long to tell you the Obvious ways you are wrong and I don't have the time. But starting with your basic premise that the solutions to the problems in Mexico is for Mexicans to stop having babies. I doubt you even understand how racist that sounds. "Mexicans stop having babies means that in time there would be no more Mexicans. Problem solved.

      Going back generations as you did Most Mexicans left Mexico for the US to make and save enough money to go back to to their beloved Mexico and build a nice house and retire.

      As to Mexico not having much to offer it's children, they try to instill pride in their country and hope for the future. While Mexico has many problems to solve, it is moving in that direction but change doesn't happen overnight and because they are not nearly as materialistic in their outlook on life as many people in the US.

      Your reference to hipster millennials' not carrying babies around in the US because it is hard enough to survive, is that because they grew up in poverty? Are you advocating that they all stop having babies too?

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    8. I have no children Canadiana. I practice what i preach. And i am paisa and very in touch with my culture. I am no racist by any means. Just disgusted by reality.

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  16. El Cholo el 20 is still alive .he is currently in training with Los Antrax special forces

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    1. What training? They have none lol.

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    2. I'm not sure about other sicarios but antrax do train believe it or not. El traka was considered el maestro but these days he's actively in charge of the group. As for what the training consists of? I wouldn't be able to tell you m

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  17. And my tio from the vecinda said chino is getting out soon. Blah blah blah antrax is back woo hoo antrax is back

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    1. Lmao like in 30 years

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    2. Chino will probably back, but from what I hear he might not be welcome in Culiacan due to a beef with Ivan over a woman.

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  18. Whats going on in Sonora... has el memo kicked out the salazars yet or is on vacation?

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  19. Cjng d1ck smokers fainted when they saw this article on borderland beat nonetheless

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  20. CJNG is losing, going down hill be time, should have not, ambushed the Marina, now they are getting killed by the truck load. By other Cartels.

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  21. Head of the snake still in tact and violence up. So much for the stupid people saying the opposite!

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  22. It's confusing everybody acting on their own you don't know who to trust it's there any honor among thieves anymore just greed and treason.

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  23. CDN is not a splinter group from CJNG everyone knows it's the Treviños that split from the Zetas

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  24. Lol it’s even highlighted in blue with a link to an article that talks about cartel de noroeste being Trevino’s faction of Los Zetas. Why would you post this being mis informative Article referring to CDN as a splinter group from CJNG?

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  25. Mencho bit off more than he can chew

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  26. About time BB reports the truth lol pro-mencho site

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  27. i read some things in this article that are completely not true.

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  28. Chanito de culiacan was killed in a goodyear blimp accident FAKE NEWS

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  29. Would a big MIRROR help them to see how idiotic they are? Violent Savages of antiquity armed to the teeth living a miserable life with no future

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  30. Pardon me before hand because I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. From what I understand, the other Marro that is still alive is from Guanajuato. However, isn’t this the Marro that is at war with CJNG (El Senor de las sillas). Is this the Marro that everyone talks about or is that the one who died? Also, I thought the Cholo that flipped on Mencho was in jail but possibly released earlier this year? I thought he was alive as well. Is this not the same Cholo that killed El Karton (who was driving that beautiful red BMW I8 btw).

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  31. DD dont let this page loose credibility over bogus articles like these,we would all appreciate that,gracias.

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    1. @1;57 AM InSight Crime is generally considered a credible source. But in the murky world of drug trafficking and cartels you can't get em all right.

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