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Audio surfaces of ruthless cartel leader ‘El Mencho’ threatening local police commander in Mexico

September 9, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Audio surfaces of ruthless cartel leader ‘El Mencho’ threatening local police commander in Mexico

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Audio of ‘El Mencho’

A news outlet in Mexico has recently come in possession of audio of an alleged phone conversation in which the ruthless leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias ‘El Mencho,’ appears to be delivering a series of expletive-filled threats to a local police commander in the municipality of Chapala in Jalisco.

Proceso released the audio of the bombastic cartel leader, who can be overheard ordering a law enforcement official to “relax his subordinates” and obey instructions or there would be repercussions.

“You know me and know that there is respect,” Oseguera Cervantes tells the police chief. According to Proceso, the veracity of the audio was authenticated this week by Mexican law enforcement officials.

It is the first time audio has surfaced of the elusive drug trafficker, who remains the primary target for capture by Mexican authorities and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency since the arrest of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

‘El Mencho,’ Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada — El Chapo’s partner in the Sinaloa Cartel, and legendary narcotic trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero also remain at the top of the DEA’s list of most wanted fugitives.

Mexican law enforcement officials believe the cartel is behind the murders of several municipal police officers in the state of Jalisco which occurred earlier this year.

Additionally, the CJNG has shown a brazenness to launch guerrilla-style attacks against the Mexican military and federal police.

Cartel gunmen conducted a series of ambush attacks on federal police patrols using RPG rocket launchers, killing 20 officers in April 2015.

The attacks prompted the Mexican government to initiate a military-led offensive against the CJNG aimed at capturing Oseguera Cervantes dubbed ‘Operation Jalisco’ on May 1st, 2015, in the city of Guadalajara.

However, cartel gunmen responded by launching a counter-offensive, which included setting up road blockades with burning vehicles, setting buildings and gas stations ablaze, and also shot down a military helicopter using rocket-propelled grenade launchers, killing seven soldiers on board, injuring another fifteen.

The violence as a result of the operation affected 20 municipalities including six suburbs of Guadalajara and 14 other cities across the state of Jalisco.

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