Mexican cartels solidify grip on US market

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Story Comments Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010 12:00 am | Comments


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Jose Antonio Medina, aka Don Pepe, is presented to the press in Mexico City. Medina was arrested in the western state of Michoacan on Wednesday. Federal police say he smuggled heroin for La Familia cartel.

WASHINGTON - Mexican criminal organizations have more than doubled heroin production in a year and have cemented their grip as the predominant wholesale suppliers of illicit drugs in the United States, a government report concluded Thursday.

The National Drug Threat Assessment found that Mexican groups were the only drug trafficking enterprises operating in every region of the United States.

The study by a unit of the Justice Department says Mexican traffickers increased the flow of heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States, while they increased production of those drugs in Mexico.


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3rd Police Chief Killed In Mexico This Year...
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Police chief killed in central Mexico; third of the year
10 March 2011-- The chief of a local police force on Thursday was killed execution style in Michoacan state, central Mexico, Quadratin news agency reported.
Jorge Hernandez Espinoza was found dead at about 6:00 a.m. local time next to his van in a rural road in Santiago Tangamandapio municipality. He was the director of the municipality's police force. The body was found by local farmers who informed the police. Zamora city police officers arrived to the scene located between the Zamora valley and the Chapala swamp.

Police chief Hernandez Espinoza was killed due to four gunshots, one in the head and three in the chest. Authorities said that he was killed in execution style which is commonly used by the "La Familia" drug cartel which controls Michoacan. The body was left next to the van, owned by the police force, near the local cemetery. Hernandez Espinoza is the third police chief killed in the central Mexico's state so far this year.

In January 6, a group of armed men killed Francisco Aparicio Méndez, police chief of Taretan. In March 1, the Tanhuato police director José Gómez Basurto was intercepted by gunmen and killed with five gunshots to his head. "La Familia" cartel is Mexico's main trafficker of methamphetamine. Its leader and founder, Nazario "El Chayo" Moreno Gonzalez, was killed last December during clashes with federal police forces in Michoacan.

One month earlier, the powerful drug cartel offered to disband if government authorities guarantee peace in the region and "commit to assume the state's control sturdily and decisively." Authorities responded quickly, saying they would not negotiate with any criminal organization and law is not negotiable. The message was sent through several banners set up statewide.

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every other country protects it's borders why not here? the mexicans themselves are very hard on the guaetemalans trying to cross THEIR border. leaking borders killed Rome (plus systemic corruption)
 

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every other country protects it's borders why not here? the mexicans themselves are very hard on the guaetemalans trying to cross THEIR border. leaking borders killed Rome (plus systemic corruption)
I have to laugh at this because of Mexico's double standard. The government stated a while back they didn't want the US government to do anything drastic to the border because of the amount of money that came into Mexico from all of the illegal immigrants earning money in the US. If we beefed up the patrol on the boarder it would hurt the Mexican economy. How sad is that.
 
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Cut Mexico loose - let them sink or swim on their own! It's time.
 

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Resurrection of El Chayo?...
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In Mexico, legend rises with dead drug lord sightings
Sun, Aug 04, 2013 - FAMILY REUNION? Despite being confirmed dead, some people believe Nazario Moreno is alive and running the Knights Templar, an offshoot of his former crime cartel
Three years after Mexican drug lord Nazario Moreno was declared dead, doubts abound about his demise, with stories of him indoctrinating recruits every Sunday and hosting a feast last year. Even though his body was never recovered, the government announced on Dec. 10, 2010, that “El Chayo” was killed after an hours-long gunfight with federal police near the city of Apatzingan, in the western state of Michoacan. At the time, then-government security spokesman Alejandro Poire cited “several elements and information obtained” in the operation to declare that the head of La Familia Michoacana cartel was dead.

However, the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who took office in December last year, is now checking whether the man also known as “The Craziest One,” who would be 43 years old, is really dead. La Familia began to crumble after his disappearance, leading to the creation of an offshoot christened as the Knights Templar, whose brutality prompted civilians in Michoacan to form vigilante forces and the government to deploy thousands of troops in May. Several residents of Michoacan insist that Moreno is now leading the Knights Templar, who were accused of killing a vice admiral in an ambush last Sunday, days after clashes with police that left four officers and 20 gangsters dead.

While the government vows to pacify the state, a federal police officer in the area said official intelligence states that the capo is hiding in the rough mountain terrain of a region known as Tierra Caliente (Hot Land) — the epicenter of clashes between police and the cartel. The resurrection of Moreno would probably suit the drug kingpin, a self-styled “messiah” who wrote the Gospel of La Familia — a sort of gang bible with rules barring its members from consuming drugs or alcohol. A leader of a vigilante group said he was among 60 people invited by Moreno to a dinner in a house in the small town of Aguililla in September last year. “It’s the kind of invitation that you can’t turn down,” the vigilante said.

The guests arrived on time for the food, music and dancing. “El Chayo” showed up three hours later, with armed men providing security at the house while others monitored the only road leading to the town. The guests were ordered to turn off their cellphones and were forbidden from leaving until after Moreno had left at dawn. “He didn’t do any proselytism,” the vigilante said. Instead, he displayed left-wing politics and revealed that he was now known as Ernesto Villa Moreno, in honor of Argentine guerrillero Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Mexican revolution hero Pancho Villa.

Juan Manuel, an 18-year-old who says he was recruited by the cartel to be a hitman at age 13, said that Moreno and other Knights Templar leaders meet to indoctrinate their men every Sunday. “El Chayo has very large weapons,” said Juan Manuel, who said he recently left the cartel and last saw Moreno two months ago. Moreno began his criminal career selling marijuana in the US. He founded La Familia after returning to Michoacan and his cartel, which vowed to impose “divine justice,” made its presence known in 2006, when it rolled five human heads down a bar’s dancefloor.

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Story Comments Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010 12:00 am | Comments


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jose Antonio Medina, aka Don Pepe, is presented to the press in Mexico City. Medina was arrested in the western state of Michoacan on Wednesday. Federal police say he smuggled heroin for La Familia cartel.

WASHINGTON - Mexican criminal organizations have more than doubled heroin production in a year and have cemented their grip as the predominant wholesale suppliers of illicit drugs in the United States, a government report concluded Thursday.

The National Drug Threat Assessment found that Mexican groups were the only drug trafficking enterprises operating in every region of the United States.

The study by a unit of the Justice Department says Mexican traffickers increased the flow of heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States, while they increased production of those drugs in Mexico.


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My guess is they don't have much choice but to increase their marketing of heroin and methamphetamines.

They are losing the marijuana market one LEGALIZING STATE at a time.

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