Mexico has a long history of drug cartels, and the Sinaloa cartel is one of the most notorious. Based in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, the cartel is known for its brutal violence and large-scale drug trafficking operations. Its origins can be traced to the Guadalajara cartel, one of Mexico’s most prominent crime organizations in the early 1980s.
In recent years, the Sinaloa cartel has been involved in a bloody turf war with another drug cartel, the Juarez cartel. This conflict has resulted in hundreds of deaths and shows no signs of stopping.
Not familiar with the cartel? Here’s a quick primer.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, currently imprisoned for life in the United States, founded the Sinaloa cartel in 1987. The cartel controls much of the drug trade along the Mexico-U.S. border.
And now, it seems that they are taking their violence south.
Notable Murders by the Sinaloa Cartel
The Sinaloa cartel is one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in Mexico, and they have been linked to some high-profile murders in recent years.
In May 2017, the Sinaloa cartel was responsible for the murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, who was known for reporting on the drug trade.
The cartel also killed two Jesuit priests and a tour guide on June 20th, 2022. This tragic event caused outrage and shock around the world.
The Sinaloa cartel has proved to be a dangerous and violent organization, showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Efforts to Combat the Sinaloa Cartel
The Mexican government has been working to stop the Sinaloa cartel’s violence, but their efforts have been largely unsuccessful. The cartels are well-organized and have a strong presence in many parts of Mexico. They also have an extensive network of informants and supporters.
As a result, the Sinaloa cartel has been able to evade law enforcement and continue its violent activities. The Mexican government must find a way to effectively target the Sinaloa cartel and end their reign of terror.
We need to work with the Mexican government to track down and apprehend those responsible for these heinous crimes. Only then can we hope to bring justice to the victims and their families.
The Mexican government needs to take a stand against the Sinaloa cartel and ask for help from other countries. They can start by increasing border security measures and cracking down on drug trafficking.
If they don’t take action soon, more innocent people will die. It’s time for the Mexican government to end this bloodshed.
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