Four Mexican Drug Cartels Have Presence in Ecuador

Posted on November 13, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Mexico / (machine translated) The cartels of Mexico conquer the drug trafficking market worldwide. The shipment of substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and chemical precursors to 51 countries of the five continents, through alliances with criminals, positions them as the pioneers in monopolizing the routes and conquering their empire in several countries, including Ecuador .

In a detailed report of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) of Mexico, published in the newspaper El Universal de México. According to the report, there are nine Mexican cartels that have alliances with Colombian criminals, Italians, Africans and local gangs in each country, which use semisubmersibles, airplanes, ships, and land vehicles to commit crimes such as arms trafficking, and substances such as drugs. .


The groups that make up the list are: The Sinaloa or Pacific Cartel, Los Zetas, Jalisco New Generation Cartel, Familia Michoacana, Cartel del Golfo, Tijuana Cartel, Templar Knights, Juarez Cartel, and “Arellanos Felix and Beltrán Leyva” .

In Ecuador, according to the report, there is a criminal presence of the Sinaloa Cartel , Los Zetas , Familia Michoacana and Cártel del Golfo groups , which in turn have links with countries such as Colombia, Peru, the United States and China, among others.

It is not the first time that Ecuador is related to the Sinaloa Cartel . Since 2012, when Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, now detained in a US prison, was leading this country with the highest drug trafficking organization in Mexico, the Government of Rafael Correa always denied it .

The Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA ) has singled out these Mexican organizations as the biggest criminal drug threat in the United States . “There is no other group that is currently positioned to challenge them,” the agency emphasized, highlighting the weight of the Sinaloa Cartel and the growing preponderance of the Nueva Generación Cartel of Jalisco, El Universal newspaper reported. Read Article

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