Mexico’s powerful Jalisco cartel is flexing its muscles at opposite ends of Latin America
According to sources and documents, the CJNG is stretching its empire into Central and South America with alliances and threats.
Mexico City, MEXICO – Mexico's ruthless Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) is stretching its criminal empire south into Central and South America by making alliances, threatening authorities, and appropriating drug routes, according to documents and sources who spoke to Insider.
Originally based in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, CJNG has spread operations to almost every state in Mexico and most recently to countries like Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Chile.
Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación has been described by US officials as the "best armed" criminal organization in Mexico and "one of the most dangerous transnational criminal organizations in the world."
US authorities have said the organization is attempting to operate in the US through local gangs, but CJNG is looking to own the drug routes and the supply chain throughout Latin America.
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