Tuesday, February 4, 2020

METH MAYHEM: LA's homeless meth addiction epidemic fueled by CJNG drug cartel, enabled by Prop 47, DEA says

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat TY GUS  from FOX11  LA

LOS ANGELES - The meth addiction epidemic gripping the homeless community on the streets of Los Angeles is being fueled by Mexico’s Jaliso New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and is being enabled by California’s Prop 47, the DEA said in an explosive interview with FOX 11.


Hunting the "New El Chapo"

A months-long FOX 11 investigation. The hunt for the most dangerous cartel leader in the world-- worse than El Chapo. And he's flooding our local streets with drugs-- his name is El Mencho.

In a growing sign that the crisis is spiraling out of control, one prominent local homeless advocate tells FOX 11 he believes FEMA and the National Guard need to be called in to assist.

"CJNG, probably the most prolific cartel in Mexico right now as far as perpetrating violence and trafficking and drugs, is a huge influence on those of us in California," said Bill Bodner, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Los Angeles. "They’re pushing the drugs that are coming into the community here. They’re responsible for part of the homelessness."

Bodner is the top dog at DEA LA, responsible for overseeing operations at 14 different DEA offices and capturing CJNG’s leader -- his office’s number one priority. The leader's name is Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as "El Mencho", and the DEA has a $10 million reward for any information that leads to his arrest.

CJNG is responsible for one-third of all the drugs in the United States.

El Mencho has filled the void left behind after the capture of El Chapo, leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

Bodner said, "To some extent, I feel El Chapo was a little bit overrated. Mencho is probably worse because he’s more professional and focused on business, and he’s more focused on disciplined business." The results of that business are horrifying. In 2011, CJNG slaughtered 35 members of the rival Zeta cartel and dumped their bodies on a highway during rush hour.

In 2015, CJNG shot down a Mexican Army helicopter, killing 9 on board. Last October, CJNG killed 13 police officers in another ambush.

"It troubles me because this isn’t Iraq, this isn’t Afghanistan. This is literally a 2-hour drive from where I’m sitting right now," Bodner said.

But most troublesome to Bodner is the amount of CJNG drugs finding their way to Los Angeles, where the cartel has an extensive network. It’s not unusual for Bodner to seize one hundred, two hundred, three hundred, or four hundred pounds of meth at one location. Bodner says LA’s street gangs then act as intermediaries with the cartel, breaking up the meth and putting it out to street dealers. Those street dealers then prey upon the addicts in Los Angeles.

The results have been devastating.

FOX 11 filmed video on one afternoon across the street from LAPD’s Central Division in downtown Los Angeles, showing multiple addicts shooting up or smoking meth in public. In one video, a man approached another man who was smoking meth, asked him for some, took a hit, and then kept going on his way. A hooded drug dealer also approached the FOX 11 crew, offering to sell crystal meth.

One homeless man told FOX 11 he used to be an addict but quit because he had a stroke. He showed FOX 11 numerous staph infections all over his body and said he’s been living on the streets for 2 years.
Bodner tells FOX 11 he believes California’s Prop 47 is playing right into the cartel’s hands. Prop 47 changed drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor, which he thinks is enabling this addiction cycle.

"There’s no reason to be afraid of shooting up in public. There’s no motivation to go to treatment. They used to be given a choice, do you want to go to jail, do you want a felony conviction, or do you want treatment?" Bodner added, "Now, they get a ticket, tear it up, throw it away, and they’re using drugs the same day. So, it has not worked."

Reverend Andy Bales, the CEO of the Union Rescue mission in downtown LA, lost his leg to infection after stepping in human waste on Skid Row in 2014. But, he continues to dedicate his life to helping the homeless, and he's witnessing the addiction crisis first hand. "I’ve always said this is a FEMA-like crisis that requires a FEMA-like response. I would add that this is a drug crisis that needs a National Guard response."

Reverend Andy Bales lost his leg to infection after stepping in human waste on Skid Row in 2014.
To CJNG, the thousands of addicts on LA’s streets are all cash cows -- a constant base of customers allowed to use without fear of intervention. They’re victims of a drug empire, led by a man being pursued with wiretaps, informants, and every resource at the DEA’s disposal.

Californians for Safety and Justice, a group that helped write part of California’s Prop 47, sent FOX 11 the following statement in response to the DEA’s criticism of the law.

Addiction, homelessness and mental illness are serious issues with major consequences for Californians, and we need to invest in real solutions rather than allow them to be exploited for short-term financial and political profit.

— Tom Hoffman, former deputy police chief of the West Sacramento Police Department, Retired Head of State Parole.
The statement went on to say:

"Too many would rather distract from their responsibility by advancing a political agenda that deflects blame and makes false promises. For decades, California wasted billions of dollars on excessive prison spending that allowed problems to worsen, gave rise to our current challenges, and made us no safer. While incarceration is necessary for some offenders, voters smartly approved reforms like Prop 47 to start putting an end to these failures by focusing investments into solutions that prevent and treat the root of problems that are the drivers of crime. What’s needed is for our investments to match the scale of our challenges, not be sold the same old political scam that will make California less safe."

When FOX 11's Bill Melugin asked Bodner if El Mencho ever sees this report, what would he want him to know, he replied with, "Don’t sleep. Don’t sleep. Stay awake, because we’ll be there."

The DEA is asking for the public’s help in capturing him. Anyone with information is asked to call 213-237-9990, or email MenchoTips@usdoj.gov.


Ironically, El Mencho used to live in California 30 years ago. He was arrested on drug charges in San Francisco and Sacramento and was later deported back to Mexico.

65 comments:

  1. A la verga con la DEA, y el gobierno.. addiction and mencho are bad, but not as bad as PFIZER, MERCK, the FDA, and all the other capitalistic drug for profit company’s that make TRILLIONS, not billions, or millions, BUT TRILLIONS, off of everyday people while they keep them sick and sell their DRUGS, it’s no secret that there is definetly a cure for cancer and aids, along w many other illnessss, but what good are they when those company’s and agencys need them to stay sick,,, SICK PEOPLE MAKE U MONEy, dead people and healthy ones don’t... so if a tweeker wants to get high, it’s his own choice. Mencho is only the front man, the face to a small portion of this scheme. They should be going after the company’s like MONSANTO, who literally harvest cancer and sell it. , Monsanto and other drug company’s are all in cahoots.. so what’s a little meth, Perico , or chiva gonna do??
    VIVA MEXICO

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  2. Get ready to feel the wrath of the snitching cartel fans

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    1. 10:32 we can tell this article made ur day it was like a Christmas present to u....😆😂

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    2. You don’t have to worry because they’re too busy snitching on themselves!

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    3. Says the commentor

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    4. 12:32 well then merry Christmas to you too 🎄

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  3. I have lived homeless for years, never touched meth. Venice twenty years ago, San joaquin valley now. The tweakers in the sj valley have ruined a good thing, destroyed the good will of many who want to help. LA and Venice homeless always had meth but the meth use was lower.
    Meth is practically free for the homeless. The ones with share, and expect the same when they have none. They have been calculatedly colonized and its gonna get worse.

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    1. An epidemic indeed. These seizures are alarming (confiscated meth). A problem with consumption "its consumers" than sellers IMO. If not this epidemic wouldn't exist.

      The unfortunate side of life nowadays.

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    2. Thats because 95 percent of the homeless wanthg to be. Theh like the life style. Do drugs, get a sympathetic stupid liberal govt to give you everything and you can just do it. The other small percentage who really need thd help get screwed.

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    3. If you think homeless fuel drug profits.with their consumptions of the cut and degraded drugs they can afford,
      you must be deluded or under the influence yourself,
      Maybe in their former life as rich or middle class on their way down...

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  4. Funny how this DEA agent said CJNG is the most powerful CARTEL but a few days ago one based in arizona said CDS was more powerful..
    Didn't CDS have Los Angeles market years back?

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    1. 10:50 cjng main area of operation is up north, they push some weight in so cal but doubt they have all the market plus who would wanna work with a lil punk greenlighter like mencho...

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    2. Also funny that DEA Agent Bodner says he feels that “Chapo was a little overrated”, considering that DEA was the #1 voice screaming from the rafters that “Chapo is the most dangerous boss of all time, bigger than Escobar”.

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    3. No, it's always been Michoacanos they are the main plug starting from down South up to Central and Northern Cali all the way back to the midwest and east coast USA to Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia 💯Facts . Chinolas just moved the drugs for everybody that’s how they got famous bragging about being drug traffickings bosses but the real narcos have always been from Michoacán because that’s where the drugs come from. Ask any one with real agricultural knowledge in Mexico and they will tell you that you can even grow coca in Michoacán sierras because it’s real fertile. El triangulo cagado is just a hideaway for chinola bosses. Milenio, La Familia Michoacána ,Templarios, Viagras CJNG, etc have all participated or participate even some very low key independent families.

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    4. They did before CJNG took over most of la tia

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    5. Cjng provides a lot of Meth. Sinaloa sales more cocaine and heroin

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  5. How can people support that scum mencho, he cried for his life not to be taken to El chango , his a coward and a snitch, when the military was on his tail he sent out a letter crying , The only reason his still alive is because people from the government help him out , other that his short skinny ass wouldn't last a second

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  6. Mencho is just hidding like a rat sending his people to get kill he don't care of none of you fan boys he can't even get his son out of sonora poor menchito is getting slapped around by sinaloas and his wife got punch in her mouth by marines LOL weak

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    1. Yo where did you get this information of mencho wife getting punched in the mouth

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    2. 11:28 "Dale" from Mobile Alabama is just talking out his ass crack, no matter the story, he will mention his heroes the Snitchaloa Cartel as the bestest of all the drug trafficking groups and say Menchito is getting punked in the federal prison in Sonora and that Rosalinda was "punched" by the Marina. For a little while he was claiming the Marina raped and spit on Rosalinda and of course he'll say Mayo punked Mencho when Chapitos got picked up in PV by his sicarios and he got scared and released them because he feared the Snitchaloas response.

      IPA Drinker

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    3. 8:37 Lmao this foo (11:28) for some reason is butt hurt 😭 just let him be.

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  7. This video is so biased...

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    1. Reminds me of all the small-town news reporters who get all their leaks/tips from cops, then run a story about how “drugz iz killing da neighborhoods” and pretend they have no vested interest in continuing the booming business for the cops.

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  8. Cds groupies are not going to like this 😆

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  9. Blame the cjng.thast only what hoy can do

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  10. Start killing elderly and children like cjng and you will end up on DEA list. Mencho is clown.

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  11. I thought the 35 dumped on the highway were determined and announced to be innocents? Correct me if I'm wrong but It was in Veracruz and one of them was a 15 year old out getting chicken feed.

    If I'm correct then why does the media still portray them as 'rival cartel members'? I feel it really makes it seem like business as usual when it was 35 kidnapped and innocent people. Fuck...

    Eh

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    1. You are correct, however outside of Mexico most media never changed the initial erroneous facts

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    2. 5:37 the governor of Veracruz "la marrana" duarte in cahoots with his secretary of public security arturo bermudez and their state police and associates sacrificed the 35 and world the plaza for CJNG kickback...
      --Cuatro associados de javier duarte han salido de la carcel/El Pais

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  12. If you see shit and needles in the street, you're in Democrat territory.

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    1. Hahaha. All the red states are full of junkies. They live off government assistance and then blame California. California should just buy the red states and give them free education and get them off drugs.

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    2. To 9:42 your comment is one of the realest ever. Shout out to you all my customers are white and black with more tattoos then 🦷 teeth.

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    3. The bible belt conservative states have the highest rates of addiction, crime, STDs, teen pregnancy, and pregnancies out of wedlock.

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    4. 6:44 don't start with the facts, you'll start BB War 702!

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    5. 644 it’s not the people that are holding the Bible the cause of all you mentioned...

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    6. 2:54 bible holders keep you tied while real drug traffickers stick it to you with addiction.
      5:56 There are syringes everywhere US, but there are billions and billions of dollars in profits in only a few very select places and investments.

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  13. How 8n the F*ck don you lose your leg from stepping in human $h!t is my question???? If your stupid enough to walk around barefooted or in sandals in LA's skid row then you don't deserve to have two legs. We'll call yiu IHOP from now on...!

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  14. Misdemeanor meth and a sanctuary state for criminal illegal aliens, and they wonder why the productive people leave in droves, only to bring their failed politics and policies to the states where they end up.

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    1. You know that is how DOOMSDAY starts. First is 1 addict, then is 10's of addicts, then is 100's, then is 1000's, then is 100,000's, then is 1,000,000's, what is the american government going to do with millions of homeless drug addicts commiting all types of crime to get their dope? Imagine big cities filled with homeless people on the streets!

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    2. 11:23 if you remember, there were a few Republican't governors of california before Jerry came back, among them the Governator who did his duty with the help, and a few more before during the heaviest mexican drug trafficking to califa...what was their excuse?
      Then republican governors on all the border states or law enforcement in charge like Apache sheriff arpaio...or florida governors like bush, Scott or the present one...there is enough crime for all due to $$$$$.

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  15. As a resident of Los Angeles I can tell you CJNG isn’t doing anything here, this is all CDS.

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    1. go ahead and point them out while you’re at it

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    2. Sure, but government propaganda has never cared about getting that facts right, so why do you expect them to start now?

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    3. Your not a resident of skid row, yes this baby killer cartel is behind it, I have proof.

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    4. Stop lying CDS has lost most of their influence in the big cities because of Chapo and crew snitches. Sinaloenses are not even respected period!

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    5. Blo the most people in Cali

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  16. Who cares! No one is taking person responsibility anymore, meth addicts should blame THEMSELVES! The US govt had killed millions of civilians overseas in wars and with prescription drugs here in the USA and no one bats an eye!

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  17. Get ready for boots on the ground in Mexico

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  18. I would think it's Beltran leyvas that control LA

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  19. So the US government is building up the ghost image of yet another super criminal (like Osama, Chapo etc) which will guarantee continued funding the war.

    The result: tax payers will be bled, drug use will go up, prisons will be filled, officials will get promoted and everybody else making money from the WoD will get rich.

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    1. Nothing else really needs to be said ^^ you hit it out the park with that comment-

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    2. 4:42 AMLO HAS REFUSED ANYMORE war on drugs "HELP" from the us,
      but I am sure you know that, in your heart,
      even if your gums disagree

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  20. 11:32 why is this bias ? Really
    It sounds like they are getting to the bottom of the problem
    I dont know one thing about Gangs or who's the top gang etc
    All I do know is Meth is the plague the bible talks about that comes and destorys humanity because it does and is getting worse
    Nothing will be done until the Super Rich in Calif sees Meth addicts sleeping on their lawns in Upper San Fransico or Beverly Hills Etc
    Until then Calif can rot

    10:33 Are you still homeless ?
    What do you do for money What made you stay away from meth ?

    Thank you for this site and this story

    Do you BB know or kinda have an idea where this Guy is hiding ?
    We all know its a rock but what rock?

    10 million is alot of dough
    If I knew I would snitch with 3 words im un ity and only 1 miill use the other 9 mill to the innocent familys he has killed
    Do you have a recent Picture of him here anywhere ?

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  21. Stupid fucking report designed to rally gung-ho support for more of the never ending war on drugs.

    No analysis to what the results are after 30 years of war on drugs (answer: death, destruction and more drugs than ever), no analysis to what the reasons are for drugs being brought in by the cartels (answer: profitability and demand), no questions asked as to which parts of society are impacted the most by the drug epidemic (answer: the poor) nor what would happen if the poor in the US would stop their massive drugs abuse (answer: revolution and social justice).

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  22. Yeah criticizing prop 47 is easy, but are people using more meth in cali than somewhere else?

    Has the drug use increased more in cali than the rest of the country since prop 47?

    I dont think so!

    One thing is for sure: we have more, stronger and cheaper drugs than ever before on our streets, parks, schools and homes AFTER 30 years of war on drugs. Maybe the war on drugs is THE REASON why we have all those drugs in our society!

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  23. As far as I know cjng was trying to stablish in orange county that's it..NO WAY they knocked cds afo lfm out of the way that easy

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    1. That's makes more sense, but what cartel have the most drug distributors in California?

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    2. 2:39 cds has biggest distribution network in Cali specially in so cal of course other cartels like cjng lfm have their own but mainly in North cal...

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    3. Orange County is definitely not ran by CJNG they would probably be green lighted by M

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    4. Get this bs dea guys opinion outta here- every other week theres some new boogeyman to try to scare everyone into giving the dea MORE MONEY. after mencho, theyll be another..and another...and another.hey dea, let me know when you actually stop drugs from going anywhere- never happen

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    5. I'd say Beltran Leyvas got the most

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