According to federal sources, the Sinaloa Cartel has joined Caro Quintero to remove the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) from Michoacán.
MEXICO CITY – Federal sources have revealed that the Sinaloa Cartel, now allegedly led by Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada and Jesús Alfredo Guzmán, Iván Archivaldo and Ovidio Guzmán López, “Los Chapitos”, joined forces with Rafael Caro Quintero in order to take out the “Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación” —CJNG— (Jalisco New Generation Cartel) run by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho”, of Michoacán.
According to information from INFOBAE, Joaquín García, who is in charge of Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar’s first security circle, is said to have arrived in Michoacán to unite the entity’s criminal groups and form a bloc to fight the CJNG.
The group, called “Carteles Unidos,” is allegedly made up of members of the Sinaloa Cartel, the Gulf Cartel and the Los Zetas Cartel.
According to the INFOBAE media outlet, the criminal consortium also has agreed to finance and support the “Santa Rosa de Lima cartel” led by José Antonio Yépez, aka “El Marro”. Messages allegedly signed by the Sinaloa Cartel and dedicated to Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho”, have circulated on social networks on several occasions.
Last August, the message “Te está quedando grande la ‘vuelta’ Mencho. Atte: CDS” was placed in a municipal patrol car in Zapopan, Jalisco, and a group of men sprayed gasoline on units to set them on fire. Also, in August a video was released in which alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel appear making threats to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
Cártel de Sinaloa muestra su armamento en un video supuestamente destinado al Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación. pic.twitter.com/ah1HtO3BSJ
— EL INFORMANTE (@ElInformanteMX) August 12, 2019
In the recording, several men with guns and various vehicles can be seen, parked in some area of what appears to be the mountains and with background music a fragment of a “narcocorrido”.
According to confidential sources, this alleged alliance amongst the cartels has López Obrador and the security cabinet extremely worried because they fear an escalation in the violence that is devastating the country and has put the government on edge.
Sources close to the Presidency of the Republic mention that López Obrador’s strategy against narcotics has failed, a situation that has generated a conflict and estrangement between the government and the armed forces that feel little support from the president.
For his part, López Obrador continues in denial and in his morning conference mentioned —again— that the country is “doing very well”.
The Yucatan Times