Kings of cocaine: the colombian drug cartels though it was originally used as the active ingredient in health tonics and elixirs, it was not until the 1950s that cocaine became an illicit drug in the united states. Dozens of people across the us have been charged in connection with an international conspiracy to launder tens of millions of dollars in drug money for mexican cartels, federal prosecutors said. The jalisco cartel is blamed for a series of attacks on security forces and public officials, including downing an army helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade in 2015.
Guzmán is the kingpin of the sinaloa cartel, the source of the largest percentage of drugs imported into the united states every year: cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin, all. Drug cartels are criminal organizations developed primarily for the purpose of promoting and controlling drug trafficking operations (but have expanded into other areas including arms dealing, prostitution, and human slavery. Legal marijuana may be doing at least one thing that a decades-long drug war couldn't: taking a bite out of mexican drug cartels' profits the latest data from the us border patrol shows that.
How do drug cartels operate well they operate like many large corporations and banking cartels with a few special exceptions, perhaps not exclusive to drug cartels. A drug cartel is any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drug trafficking operations they range from loosely managed agreements among various drug. The norte del valle cartel, or north valley cartel, was a drug cartel which operated principally in the north of the valle del cauca department of colombia it rose to prominence during the second half of the 1990s, after the cali cartel and the medellín cartel fragmented, and was known as one of the most powerful organizations in the illegal. Drug trafficking is the 'ndrangheta's most profitable business, relying on deep connections with latin american trafficking groups such as mexico's sinaloa cartel.
Mexico's drug cartels seem to be at war wherever there's money to be made sophisticated and deadly, these drug armies have spread their dastardly trade throughout mexico and into many other countries in latin america incredibly ruthless and vengeful, the cartels' paramilitary units kill tens. Mexico's notoriously violent drug cartels are diversifying besides trafficking narcotics, extorting businesses, and brutally murdering their rivals, cartels are now at work exploiting their. Ávila is the stuff legends are made of - one of the few women with access to the highest levels of cartel life she has lived, worked and loved inside the upper echelons of the mexican drug. Mexico's most notorious drug cartels - cnn.
Ismael el mayo zambada garcía, the man many believe to have the most control over the sinaloa cartel, has spent five decades in the drug tradewhile el chapo is widely described as the. Last week, the mexican government released new data showing that between 2007 and 2014 — a period that accounts for some of the bloodiest years of the nation's war against the drug cartels. The delhi police special cell has arrested two members of an international drug cartel for allegedly supplying heroin across the country a total of 3 kg heroin worth ₹15 crore has been seized.
'narconomics': how the drug cartels operate like wal-mart and mcdonald's the cartels' business models are similar to those of big-box stores and franchises, says tom wainwright, former mexico city. Drug cartel stronghold maradona's battles with drug abuse are also well documented, and his new club happens to be located in a state that is mainly known for being the home of the sinaloa drug. It should come as little surprise that the five most famous drug cartels are centered in mexico after all, miguel angel felix gallardo, known as the godfather for controlling all drug trafficking in mexico as well as that along the country's border with the united states, started it all. A colombian drug cartel has put out a hit on a drug-sniffing dog veuer's sam berman has the full story.
About the same time the sinaloa cartel moved in to try to wrest control of the drug routes from the juárez cartel both groups began deploying the city's street gangs in a vicious battle for. The cartel was founded in 1999 when commandos of the mexican army's elite forces deserted their ranks and started collaborating with the drug-trafficking gulf cartel. Mexican drug cartels continue to have extensive influence over broad swaths of the us but the exact nature of their links to distributors in those areas is unclear in many cases, mexican cartels. The sinaloa cartel, mexico the biggest gang in mexico right now is the sinaloa, whose leader, joaquín guzmán loera, known as el chapo or shorty, is considered the most powerful drug lord in.