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Narco-banners announce alliance between Mexico’s two most powerful drug cartels

June 14, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Narco-banners announce alliance between Mexico’s two most powerful drug cartels

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Several alarming narco messages in Western Mexico announcing an alliance between two of the most infamous cartel factions could point to a significant shift in the organized crime landscape south of the border.

Authorities discovered a series of banners in the strife-ridden state of Michoacan, located in Mexico’s Tierra Caliente region.

One of the narco-banners left on a pedestrian bridge in the community of La Rinconada, located in the municipality of Zamora De Hildago was directed to Romualdo Albíter Rebollar, director of Public Security.

The messages announced a new alliance between Los Antrax and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel or CJNG, led by Mexico’s most feared drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as “El Mencho.

The Sinaloa Cartel enforcer group  Los Antrax

Security forces from federal, state and municipal police agencies mobilized to the locations and removed the blankets, Proceso reported.

Los Antrax is an armed unit of hitmen/enforcers of the Sinaloa Cartek once led by José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa aka ‘El Chino Antrax’ under the direct command of  boss Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada.

Gamboa was arrested in the Netherlands in December 2013 and extradited to the United States where he remains incarcerated, serving a 25-year prison sentence for drug trafficking.

News of the strategic alliance between the two cartels is a surprising development for both Mexican and U.S. law enforcement officials, considering the two groups have remained at war in several regions including Baja California, Chihuahua, and in the state of Colima, which has quickly become Mexico’s murder capital.

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel interrogate members if the rival Los Zetas

The Sinaloa cartel does not operate as a single hierarchical organization. Rather, it functions more as a federation of several different groups, often connected by blood or marriage.

However, the Federation has begun to fracture since the arrest and recent subsequent extradition of the group’s former boss of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman and the capture of his successor Damaso Lopez Nunez in May

According to Mexican intelligence officials, at the time of his arrest, Lopez Nunez, who was in the midst of an internal struggle against the children of ‘El Chapo’ for control of the organization, had sought out an alliance with the CJNG.

The latest development that Los Antrax has forged the alliance with ‘El Mencho’ in Michoacan is the clearest evidence of a declining Sinaloa Cartel and the possible emergence of a new super cartel.

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