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Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel form alliance with Romanian gangsters to flood United Kingdom with cocaine: Authorities

July 26, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel form alliance with Romanian gangsters to flood United Kingdom with cocaine: Authorities

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The Sinaloa Cartel, the world’s most notorious drug organization, has established an alliance with gangsters in Romania to flood the UK  market with illicit and addictive drugs, according to the FBI and British intelligence services.

The potentially lethal alliance was revealed in a report by the FBI in Britain, and Great Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA), as police numbers fall and violent crimes including knife and acid attacks increase throughout the U.K.

The Sinaloa Cartel, which is infamous for its brutal mass murders and executions, was headed by the notorious Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, who was extradited to Brooklyn where he awaits trial for running a transnational criminal enterprise.

Cartel operatives have formed an alliance with Romanian crime syndicates and are running heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to expand into Britain’s profitable cocaine market, The Times of London reported.

Sinaloa Cartel was led by ‘El Chapo’ who was extradited to New York back in January

The NCA reported that the Romanians have the ability to smuggle large amounts of cartel-supplied cocaine into the country on every week.

According to the NCA, the Romanians have the potential to smuggle large amounts of cartel-supplied cocaine into the country on a weekly basis.

The Mexican cartels of Sinaloa and Los Zetas, which dominate the smuggling of cocaine from South America to Europe through ports in Venezuela, make deals with Liverpool gangs for the access and safety of maritime containers arriving at the port of the city, The Times reported.

Officials noted that Mexican crime groups have established relationships with UK gangsters in places such as Liverpool, ensuring drug shipments to the city’s huge ports and assisting with distribution.

A spokesperson for the NCA’s drug threat team verified: “In collaboration with international partners [we] identified a Romanian organized crime group with the capability to import cocaine into the UK using HGV transport. Intelligence indicates that the Romanians are still being supplied by a Mexican [group] linked to the Sinaloa Cartel.

“The cargoes have been tracked at European airports such as Frankfurt and Brussels before arriving in the UK, ” the NCA said.

The Sinaloa Cartel and Romanian gangster have entered a pact to flood the UK with South American cocaine

The report cited a 2015 investigation, which resulted in the convictions and sentencing of corrupt personnel working at London’s Heathrow Airport con for their role in a multi-year cocaine smuggling network that involved the storage of drugs on British Airways cargo shipments arriving from Mexico City.

The cartel’s new alliance with the unnamed Romanian crew has increased concerns about security at the Channel Tunnel and on ferries traveling to the British mainland.

Intelligence agencies on both sides of the pond have previously discovered links between Mexican drug cartels and European organized crime groups.

Four years ago, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation warned that Mexican drug trafficking organizations such as Los Zetas, Sinaloa Cartel, and Jalisco New Generation Cartel had increased their presence in Europe, but no EU member-state has yet asked the agency for assistance in combating the issue.

A report released following a 2008 joint investigation dubbed “Crime 3,” “Reckoning/Solare” and “New Bridge” involving the DEA and Italian Authorities, uncovered a close alliance between Los Zetas, Mexico’s most brutal drug cartel, and the ruthless N’Drangheta Italian Mafia Syndicate, which controls 80 percent of the cocaine entering the European market.

“‘Ndrangheta exercises absolute hegemony over cocaine trafficking in Europe based on the alliance with Los Zetas and Colombian drug traffickers,” investigators wrote in the report.

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