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Boss of upstart drug cartel seeks to replace the Sinaloa cartel as the dominate power

February 2, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Boss of upstart drug cartel seeks to replace the Sinaloa cartel as the dominate power

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A narco-message with a decapitated head found at a parking lot in Tijuana, has indicated the ambitions of the boss of an upstart cartel to expand the organization’s smuggling capabilities.

The drug plaza in Tijuana and throughout the entire state of Baja California Sur has remained under the control of the Sinaloa Federation after defeating the Arrellano Felix Brothers in a bloody war. However, a narco-message from Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes alias “El Mencho” the notorious boss of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) left with a decapitated head inside of a tool box, has openly challenged the Sinaloa cartel’s control of Tijuana.

The message translates to say, “El Mencho and his allies are cleaning Baja, this will happen to all the people of Aquiles and La Rana. Signed, CNGT (Tijuana)”

Rene “La Rana” Arzate Garcia is the Sinaloa Cartel plaza chief who oversees drug trafficking operations in the Tijuana area and throughout Northern Baja California for Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.

Sinaloa Cartel plaza bosses loyal to Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, openly challenged by El Mencho and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel

Sinaloa Cartel plaza bosses loyal to Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, openly challenged by El Mencho and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel

His brother Alfonso Arzate Garcia, known as “Aquiles,” also a Sinaloa Cartel lieutenant, was referenced in the message.

CNGT represents an alliance created by CJNG and The Arellano Felix family, aimed at driving out the Sinaloa Cartel to take control of the territory.

The recent capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman means Oseguera now becomes Mexico’s newest public enemy No. 1.

cngt Message with cabeza tj

Narco message by CJNG boss sends stern warning to the Sinaloa cartel

With the Sinaloa Cartel plagued by arrests and infighting, “El Mencho” and the CJNG have taken advantage, which helped the organization rise in landscape of Mexican narco-trafficking without interference.

Oseguera maintains a grip on power using a centralized leadership system. The CJNG maintains a powerful alliance with a low-key cartel known as Los Cuinis, led by Oseguera’s brother-in-law Abigael “El Cuini” González Valencia.

Valencia is believed to be the richest drug trafficker in the world and the financial muscle behind the CJNG.

The cartel has become notorious for their ultra-violent tactics, which they have employed against rival groups to expand their territories.

The CJNG have also showed in the past the brazenness to openly challenge the government after the killing of 15 Mexican soldiers an ambush attack in April and the shootdown of a Mexican military helicopter back in June 2015.

Oseguera’s background is a bit of a mystery. He is believed to be a former cop from Michoacan, either from the city of Aguililla city or Uruapan, although authorities have not confirmed those reports.

IN the 80’s, ‘El Mencho’ reportedly served three years in a Northern California prison.

Masked members of the CJNG interrogate rival Los Zetas operatives

Masked members of the CJNG interrogate rival Los Zetas operatives

Everard Meade, who is the director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, describes the cartel boss as a businessman with a military mindset. “El Mencho has concentrated on tightening and lengthening his supply chain, and demolishing competitors or anyone else who might get in the way.”

“He’s the top crime boss right now in Mexico,” according to Tristan Reed, a Mexican security analyst for the global intelligence firm Stratfor.

“El Mencho” move on Tijuana now puts him on a collision course with the Sinaloa Cartel as he seeks to become the new dominant power in the Mexican drug trafficking world.

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