Friday, January 11, 2019

The tentacles of the Mexican cartels in the United States

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Vanguardia



Mexican criminal organizations maintain the greatest influence in drug trafficking to the United States of America, since they have kept growing and expanding.
    
They control contraband corridors across the southern border of the United States. There is no international organization that rivals their level of influence.
 
According to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, year after year, Mexican criminal organizations export significant amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and fentanyl to the United States.
 
The expansion of Mexican criminal organizations has reached the New England area; and they continue to move to expand their market, especially, heroin and methamphetamine.
 
In the greater Chicago area, Mexican criminal organizations dominate the wholesale supply of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and heroin. There do not seem to be competitors of Mexican criminal organizations.
Mexican criminal organizations are the main suppliers of crystal (methamphetamine) in the Washington DC region. They control the transportation of this drug and dominate wholesale distribution. They are also the largest source of heroin supply in the entire state of Georgia.
 
In Mexico, drug-related murders reach epidemic proportions, but according to the DEA, Mexican criminal organizations based in the United States generally refrain from confrontations to avoid detection by the authorities, which means that violence is relatively low.
The landscape of drug trafficking in Mexico is constantly changing and with new criminal organizations branches from others emerge.


As of 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has evaluated the following six criminal organizations: 

Sinaloa Cartel
 
It is one of the oldest drug trafficking organizations in Mexico; It exports and distributes wholesale quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine and heroin in the United States, has distribution centers in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago. Illicit drugs distributed by the Sinaloa Cartel are mainly smuggled to the United States through crossing points located along the Mexican border with California, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas. The cartel is characterized by its propensity to deal violently with the Government 

Jalisco New Generation Cartel
 
It is a newly created criminal organization, although one of the most powerful and fastest growing in Mexico and the United States; This growth occurred after having been separated from the Sinaloa Cartel in 2010. Like the Sinaloa Cartel, it deals with the trafficking of wholesale quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana. The cartel has reported presence in 22 of the 32 states.
 
This cartel smuggles the drug through Tijuana, Juárez (Chihuahua) and Nuevo Laredo, and has drug distribution centers in the cities of Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta.
 
Cartel de Juárez

It is one of the oldest Mexican criminal organizations, endured a territorial war of several years with the Sinaloa Cartel, which in mid-2010 led to many murders in Chihuahua.
 
The Juarez Cartel mainly deals with marijuana and cocaine but reports from various law enforcement agencies indicate that the opium crop monitored by the cartel has increased significantly since 2013, surpassing marijuana cultivation in some regions.


Gulf Cartel
 
It is a long-standing criminal organization, although recently it has lost strength and has experienced a rapid rotation in leadership; The Gulf Cartel concentrates mainly on the trafficking of marijuana and cocaine, but has also recently expanded to heroin and methamphetamine. Because of its influence on areas in northeastern Mexico, drug smuggling is mostly done through southern Texas, through the border region between the Rio Grande Valley and Padre Island. It has a presence in Atlanta and controls distribution centers in Houston and Detroit.
 
The Zetas 

They formed as an independent cartel, in early 2010, when they separated from the Gulf Cartel . At the time of the break with the Gulf, Los Zetas controlled drug trafficking in eastern, central and southern Mexico. However, in recent years, the influence of Los Zetas has decreased significantly.

They are currently divided into two rival factions: the Northeast Cartel, representing a renamed form of conventional zetas and the old school zetas; Los Zetas members smuggle most of their drugs through the border area between Del Rio and Falcon Lake, Texas; Currently, they traffic cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana through distribution centers in Laredo, Dallas, New Orleans and Atlanta.
 
Beltrán Leyva Cartel

They separated from the Sinaloa Cartel in 2008, although all the Beltrán Leyva brothers have been murdered or arrested, the remains of his organization still operate in several parts of Mexico (Guerrero, Morelos, Nayarit and Sinaloa).

Los Rojos, Los Guerreros Unidos, Organization Chapo Isidro and Los Mazatlecos are subgroups that have originated from the Beltrán Leyva organization. The Beltrán Leyva Cartel trusts in its alliance the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, and Los Zetas to access the drug trafficking corridors along the southern border of the United States.
 
The members of the Beltrán Leyva cartel traffic mainly in marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine; they maintain distribution centers in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. 

68 comments:

  1. “Mexican criminal organizations based in the United States generally refrain from confrontations to avoid detection by the authorities, which means that violence is relatively low.”

    No shit, if they try to do something similar to what they do in Mexico, they would literally get wiped out from the face of the earth. Forget about kidnapping 15 years old girls with the government turning a blind eye and bullying innocent civilians who can’t protect themselves.

    El Cabrón De Tamaulipas.

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    1. You’re so wrong, shit like this does happen but you will never hear about it, or it will end up in cold case file, crime by the gov will get end up in secrecy.

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    2. Dude not always, shit still happens just not as often.



      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3610819/amp/Texas-teen-burned-body-week-went-missing-sexually-assaulted-murdered-father-cocaine-dealing.html

      This happened in Katy. Still no leads

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    3. Not to mention that stirring shit up where most citizens are armed to the teeth isn’t a wise idea. Here the government forces in cahoots with the cartels had to disarm many autodefensas groups because of the problems they were giving to the cartels.

      They bleed, scream and die like every other person. The only difference is that i feel more guilty with i step on a cockroach than when i waste that scum.

      El Cabrón De Tamaulipas

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    4. I live in Phoenix and have heard of cases similar to Mexico. People Decapitated and places where they burn bodies but government keeps it on the low and will not make it to the news.. 10:36 your comments are usually wrong based on opinions just saying

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    5. Citizens "armed to the teeth" have NEVER been able to tame violence in the U.S., that's a myth if you naively believe it. Drug related violence has been happening on American soil since the 70s. In the 80s in Orange County California hitmen from Colombia were dispatched to kill American citizens, local businessmen, and not a single citizen "armed to the teeth" stepped up to the plate. Just read about all the carnage that took place in Florida in the 70s and 80s and it continues with Haitian criminals, even burning people alive. Not to mention all the home grown violence from gangs, just read the Mexican mafia timeline of violence that occurred outside of prison walls, where was the citizenry "armed to the teeth"?. Please, Cabron de Tamaulipas take your bullshit somewhere else.

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    6. No one in the states gets as big as cartels bc in America you get arrested and put away. Corruption in mexicoe is systematic.

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    7. I grew up in Yakima Washington and in the 1980s, there were gun battles with automatic weapons, and plenty of blindfolded and gagged victims found at dawn out in the asparagus fields.

      It was not reported in Seattle, simply because it would have been advertising saying, "Come to Yakima for the cheap drugs."

      Back then we could get keys for 16 - 18 and Zips of blanco on the street for about $600. It turned my hometown into a shithole. It definitely happened here.

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    8. @4:55 PM

      I was talking about a joint effort, obviously. There is no way you can subdue Texas if their citizens decide to fight it out, unless the government steps in and disarms them.

      But if some criminal syndicates try and stir up the same shit they do here or elsewhere, they wouldn’t last long.

      A single citizen armed to the teeth can’t do shit, millions upon millions of citizens armed to the teeth are a force to be reckoned with. Here in Mexico many autodefensas had been disarmed by the government because they were kicking the cartels out of the land and, you know, they had to protect their beloved fuckboys.

      I’ve never said that armed citizens can stop all the violence, but if you think that an armed population is as easily to subdue as an unarmed one, i’m not the one who has to take his bullshit somewhere else, I guess. But hey, maybe this guy http://wafflesatnoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/hitler.jpg was just a poor Schlub.

      El Cabrón De Tamaulipas

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    9. @1:55 AM

      I wasn’t talking about the 80’s. And yet, the shithole you are talking about is not one where they could wipe away entire villages without the government doing nothing. The American government lets the gangs slaughter each others but it doesn’t allow them to mess with the citizens with no consequences, even the case listed above of the burnt girl, while not resolved yet (unfortunately it’s impossible to solve every case) has been taken care of. This is why even the cartels in the USA prefer a low key profile most of the time. Not because they suddenly turn lovey-dovey when they cross the border, just because they cannot afford to do the shit they do here.

      If they could do that and get away with it, you bet they would do it. And it’s not like you guys have a 98% rate of unsolved murder cases like it happens here. Nor you have entire municipalities where an honest cop is as common as a virgin hooker. You don’t understand the caliber of violence and deeply ingrained corruption we have here.

      El Cabrón De Tamaulipas

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    10. So you guys think cabron is wrong ??? Go to his house or welcome to the gulf coast, bring your dope, last week at our local high school a drug dealer got his ass kicked so bad he may not live and nobody gives a shit...you Canadian from Washington got it wrong bro...
      the pussyfication of America may be in yor home town but not in the part I’m from.,, and in California people are not armed to the teeth they may be armed near the border, to the south.,. California and Washington are lucky to even be in the USA...
      Nobody’s gonna take this shit serious as the people that live the closest to to it in the us...
      Trump is actually trying to do something about it and that sob isn’t even from the southern us...
      GC

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    11. Texas has been subdued for decades, there's not joint effort. Nobody ever said a "single citizen", YOU wrote citizens. The facts contradict your naive hypotheticals which is all you got.

      You are simply wrong.

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    12. @2:07

      Yeah, Texas is notoriously a lawless land now where the cartels sell use 15 years old American girls as sex slaves and nobody lifts a finger. Thanks for having enlightened me.

      El Cabrón De Tamaulipas

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    13. Texas uses the death penalty more than any state.... hardly subdued...

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    14. It pretty much is lawless underneath it all, cartels adapt to the status quo of doing crime and the armed citizenry cannot and will not do a damn thing. There's video on YouTube by retired police officers explaining how they, cartels and local criminals, infiltrate and corrupt the local government. Open your eyes.

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    15. Death penalty doesn't curtail crime, pretty subdued.

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  2. Since this doesn't fit the current liberal mass media agenda, we won't see this news for mass consumption, but most know the general truths about this article.

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    1. I don’t know what’s worse liberals or conservatives los dos se hacen pendejos

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    2. Yes 10:36. Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon are too busy correcting what Donald Trump tweets. Liberals.

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    3. Plz dont say how cjng is under represented on the map. They’re not traffickers, they sell peso bags of meth across mexico thats about it.

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    4. @3:53
      Youre so right tho dude, lol.

      Last thing any one not trafficking to the USA is a false report saying they are trafficking into the US. Easy way to avoid extradition and sanctions is to NOT traffick to the US.

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    5. Chivis, im sick of you always posting comments knocking liberals, but refusing to post anything that critiques the right. Seriously post all political comments or dont post any. i've been a BB follower since the beginning and the level of censorship here has increased dramatically.

      El Vendetta

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    6. Its the other way around. Move to Cuba or Venezuela or even china. No threats please. Neither liberals nor conservatives are the problem. Evil people are the problem.

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    7. What's the point in moderating the comments

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  3. Sinaloa biggest by far and wide (literally)!

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    1. Agreed but them Jalisco boys is catching up!

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    2. You mean Michoacán most of the drugs come from there Sinaloa just logistics and the poster boys CIA and DEA shit their pants with those Michoacanos. Con los Tarascos nunca pudieron los Espanoles menos van a poder los gabachos

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    3. @10:48 Sinaloa biggest mouth by far and wide (literally)!

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    4. Jalisco is loosing business wise cus the cuinis are dwindling.

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    5. @8:02
      if los Z can come back from the dead there is not telling what CJNG will do.

      This map is wrong too... one of the Zeta factions not sure which one EXACTLY but one of the factions is bringing in fat coke bundles in Houston and sending them up to Washington.

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    6. @10:48 literally a cartel can't have a mouth, but im sure most of us get the metaphore...that said what's your point? Oh wait is it the same old "sinaloa are are snitches" bullcrap. Incase you don't know, they all talk... Only way they don't is if they have nothing to offer or are already saying what the Feds already know, which is essentially the same thing. It was the DEA who approached chapo not the other way around.

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  4. La Linea owns denver and the is also some in north Phoenix Blo is also in Phoenix

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  5. Well I’m from Dallas Tx. And I don’t sell drugs. But I smoke weed and have ears. Sinaloa, Juarez, Zetas, BL. Golfos and now Jaliscas all have a finger on this city and I’m sure it’s the same anywhere else.

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    1. From what I've seen DFW Metro is mainly Z- there is a lot of infighting and disputes inside Z so Ill say its mainly CDN. Considering everything though I say DFW is about as sliced up a pie can get ...
      The flores twins Beltran Leyvas are in Dallas its more of a crossing point/hub once its out of San Antonio.

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    2. There's no real organization in dallDa tho.. not one cartel controls shit here. Also there is more CDG and zetas or LFM here than sinaloa. But there is more independent dealers here than anything else

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  6. In Texas independent dealers are associated with the prison gangs Tango blast, Mexican mafia, Texas syndicate. Usually these independents in the RGV get their supplies from CDG. Also Id say the same for Zetas, they usually supply Mexican mafia.

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    1. Fucking prison gangs aint shit but thieves robbing the cartels and independant dealers. 99 percent of all drugs in rgv come from cdg. And independant dealers are associated with cartels to be a dealer and let it be known to a some prison gang bastard is asking to get robbed.

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    2. Cartels ain’t shit either. Bunch of paisas with rifles murdering innocent people. I seen those paisas punk out in prison. When they start getting targeted by other inmates(blacks) they look to sureños for help.

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    3. @1:52 that's a fact.. paisas are tough and real hombres with guns and in groups.. in Texas prisons they click up but ask for back up from the tango blast when shit goes down.

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  7. Mexican cartels like any organization globally have tentacles in America. The only difference is what one can offer.

    Maybe focusing on all the illegal organizations operating in the US. Including those legally corrupt practices and agencies.

    Truth

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  8. Poor CAF they just operate in Tijuana and San Diego. Local organization.

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    1. Thats what 25 years of war does and its all over letting informants Sinaloa Federation pay the plaza tax instead of forcing them into AZ from the beginning.

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  9. Denver Colorado is actually Juárez Cartel

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  10. Im surprised "la familia" isnt mentioned- they def have a good amount of people in chicago..

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    1. Bunch of Michoacanos in chi raq huh

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    2. La familia is definitely in Dayton Ohio as well. They were bringing all of the Fetty and Ice into Dayton. They don’t dabble in Perico as much tho.

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    3. Sinaloa is still the dominant one- all i was saying is thet def have a presence here

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    4. I agree R Kelly. Btw, I saw that lifetime series. It was aight.

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  11. Beltrans are every were

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  12. Alabama ain’t havin’ it! I wish some of the cartels could read all of our comments...
    Fear the USA’

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    1. Fear the USA?Lmao you gringos kill each other at schools malls movie theaters you name it matter fact Americans are a bigger threat to Americans then anybody else😂😂😂

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    2. Americans may kill them selves but Mexicans won’t kill Americans
      Mexicans are in a war with themselves just like every other third world country 🌮

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  13. We’ve seen these maps before on borderland beat, but people get arrested cells change, And I don’t want to be too critical of the Vanguardia publication, However The statement that the cartels have expanded and reached the New England area and the statement that it’s the sole supplier of heroin in Georgia.

    Yes in Georgia and every other state and I’m sure the cartels have been dealing in New England since the 70s when we were moving cannabis from Texas to Framingham mass.

    The information I believe is accurate however to imply that this is some sort of new expansion of the Mexican cartel’s drug trafficking reach is not new it’s something that’s been going on for 50 years.

    And though I don’t know it personally my educated guess is every cartel has some reach in virtually every United States market and city.

    And the violence does reach into the US at times, though not often. We see it on the news every now and then, but we see more violence and from US citizens not involved in drug trafficking.

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  14. Cjng are in way more cities than mentioned, cds are over rated, now over ratted lol

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  15. Find it hard to imagine Juarez cartel which had been said to now be the third largest in Mexico after the demise of some others only controls the western part of Texas for the most part???
    It is a fantasy map for I, know people in that cartel that distribute shit to Oklahoma, Kansas and Chicago even and beyond but hey...whatever makes people happy.

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  16. every cartel is everywhere in the US thanks to alliances made.

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  17. Redwood City, California puro Apatzingan.

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  18. Isn't Chapo isisro allied with CDN?

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  19. Phoenix, Arizona area loaded with CDS.

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  20. Michoacanos are the real ones in okc

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  21. You don't have to be in the game 2 figure out theres ALOT of different cells from diffent people in most major cities. Plz stop saying so&so 'controls' that city. Prime example. wachos, sinaloas, sonora affiliated, jaliscos,juarez, Bl are in denver and chicago.
    Plz pay attention to anythin outside the news. nobody 'controls' anything some just have a really strong presence like CDS in phx from what i kno phx use 2 be little culican around the mid 2000s to 2016 im sure nothings changed

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    1. @6:24: I agree with your POV. I lived in the Phoenix "metropolitan area" of huge Maricopa County. The cartels are in the city of Phoenix as well as in surrounding towns like Eloy, Chandler, etc, etc. . Go to Google Maps and study the region.
      So, instead, think Maricopa County when you say Phoenix. There is much more going on in this county as a "hub" for narco cartels than meets the eye.
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  22. chilangos con botas. we are everywhere.

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  23. They try that in my neighborhood, I will tip off, the DEA, FBI. We don't want cartels to run rampant. Nevertheless, I have weapons to protect myself, I am proficient in using them, unlike in Mexico, the citizens are not allowed to have weapons, it is no wonder, people get easily killed and get away with it.

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  24. wow it looks like the ZETAS have almost no presence in the USA

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  25. Mexican cartel violence is here.

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  26. Back in the mid 80s in Phoenix, AZ, I met informed people that told me of clandestine "fosas" (like remote mine shafts and desert areas) where Mexican disposed of people. They also told me of how the Mexican drug traffickers loved the "rinky dink" AZ towns to set up illicit businesses (lots of good practical reasons this worked).
    Anyway, I agree that America has places all over where "illegal" immigrants are killed by Mexican criminal organizations and disposed of in ways to hide the evidence. Since the victims are illegals it is very easy to hide such crimes from the public and LE. Another advantage for Mexican criminals in the USA is that potential informants are terrified into silence because they are illegal and because they know what happens to "dedos".
    Long story short: America has many homicide victims scattered everywhere Mexican crime organizations have a presence.
    Mexico-Watcher

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