Monday, March 15, 2021

REPORT: These are the Mexican Drug Cartels Who are FLOODING America with Drugs

REPORT: These are the Mexican Drug Cartels Who are FLOODING America with Drugs

View of the metal fence along the border in Sonoyta, Sonora state, northern Mexico, between the Altar desert in Mexico and the Arizona desert in the United States, on March 27, 2017. Threatened species like the Sonoran pronghorn or desert bighorn sheep freely cross the border between Mexico and the United States in protected biospheres, but the construction of US President Donald Trump’s wall will block their movement in these desert valleys and could drive them to extinction. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

In an annual report that it recently released, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration identified nine Mexican drug cartels as the principal entities behind the flood of cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine into the country. 

The DEA’s 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment was published March 2, 2021 and illustrated how Mexico’s leading cartels operate.

The following map from the Daily Mail highlighted the “spheres of influence” the cartels hold and where they have strong commercial interests in the United States.

The map demonstrated that the Sinaloa Cartel — the cartel  notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera founded — and the competing Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) were the principal criminal syndicates transporting drugs and projecting their criminal influence into the US in 2020.


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