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Bandidos motorcycle gang linked with Los Zetas: FBI Report

May 25, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Bandidos motorcycle gang linked with Los Zetas: FBI Report

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Prior to the massive shootout in Waco, Texas, which made headlines around the world. U.S. Law enforcement agencies have linked the Bandidos motorcycle gang with the ruthless Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas.

An expansion by the rival Cossacks into Texas, long considered to be Bandidos territory sparked last weeks gunbattle at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco resulting in 9 people dead and close to 200 individuals arrested.

According to Breitbart, law enforcement documents barely mentions the Cossacks. However, the Bandidos has been monitored by law enforcement agencies for the past several years because of their involvement in drug trafficking and their violent nature.

The DEA states that the Bandidos are heavily involved in the trafficking and distribution of narcotics including cocaine and marijuana. Also, the Justice Department have revealed the biker gang also participates in the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.

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Due to the transnational reach of these outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMG’s.) It gives them the ability to enter into strategic partnerships and organize drug trafficking operations with major Mexican drug syndicates.

According to the 2013 report by the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center, The OMG’s establish and cultivate relationships with the international drug-trafficking organizations (referred by federal agencies to describe Mexican Cartels), from Mexico and Central American.

The report explicitly states, “Although the nature of each group varies by region, most are opportunistic in nature.”

One such partnership the report lists is the Bandidos motorcycle club and the Los Zetas Cartel. The Zetas has terrorized most of Mexico, using horrific violence to maintain control of key territories used for engaging in the trafficking of narcotics, humans and for kidnappings and extortion. The cartel is also linked to multiple executions in the U.S.

U.S.-based Gangs such as the Bandidos, use their established connections to the cartels to maintain the steady flow of marijuana, cocaine and heroin, which is the primary source of revenue for these gangs.

The Bandidos-Los Zetas partnership enables the cartels’ product to be distributed throughout Bandidos territory without risking their operatives. Mexican cartels use the gangs as the primary distribution source in the U.S.

The Zetas also maintain partnerships overseas, including having close ties to the most powerful organized crime syndicate in the world, the Ndrangheta from Calabria in the toe of Italy.

Ndrangheta controls 80% of the cocaine flowing into Europe. It has a close working relationship with the cartels in Colombia and Mexico, most specifically the Los Zetas for their steady source of narcotics shipments to the Italian ports, which then get distributed throughout Europe.

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