Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rethinking the 'Spillover' Effect of Mexican Violence

Mexican drug trafficking organizations have affiliates in at least 1,286 cities in the U.S., of which 143 are directly report to cartel leaders. At the top of the list is Sinaloa Cartel, which operates in 75 cities, followed by the Gulf Cartel (37), the Zetas (37), the Juarez Cartel (33), the Beltran Leyva Organization (30), the Familia (27), and the Tijuana Cartel (21). All are committing crimes at an every increasing rate. Most if not all are not attributed to the Mexican Cartels they are local drug gangs fighting for turf. Not true says Mexican Drug Cartel Analysts, they are most often in direct contact with the Leaders of the various Mexican Drug Cartels. Now DEA knows this they have maps on which Cartels hold which turf in the US Cities, as well as what Cartels are moving in on another's turf. In fact most Cartels have their pet Gangs in the US, who they fund and place strategically to muscle turf away from other Cartels. One such gang was paid to move into San Antonio's turf the middle of last year, and then into the small border town of McAllen late last year. The gang was only a vicious LA street gang before one of the Cartels made them an offer they could not refuse.
from CTI Consulting

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