Home NewsCrime Sinaloa Cartel bans Fentanyl production and sale

Sinaloa Cartel bans Fentanyl production and sale

by Yucatan Times
1 comment

In Mexico, instead of the government or the corresponding law enforcement authorities, criminal groups ban illegal substances

Fentanyl Blues

In June, three bodies turned up on the edges of Mexico’s Culiacán, The Wall Street Journal reports, which is a stronghold for the vicious Sinaloa Cartel.

In a striking detail, blue pills of fentanyl were found sprinkled over the corpses — a grisly announcement from the cartel that people making or smuggling fentanyl within its home turf must stop. No más.

The cartel, which has historically been the biggest driver behind fentanyl being smuggled into the United States, has now put a stop to its lucrative export, a powerful opioid that’s caused an international wave of addiction and overdose deaths.

The cartel’s crackdown is an effort to deflect American law enforcement, according to the WSJ — but it’s still striking, and potentially disruptive, that one of the drug’s biggest historical boosters is now putting a kibosh on its manufacture and sale.

Professional Network

The edict is coming from the cartel’s powerful Chapitos clan, according to WSJ‘s reporting, which is headed by four sons of the notorious drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

Besides the fentanyl stoppage, the Chapitos have weathered several blows to its organization this year. In January, Mexican law enforcement arrested Ovidio Guzmán, one of El Chapo’s sons, after an intense gun battle. He was later extradited to the United States.

And back in April, the Justice Department indicted the four El Chapo heirs, including Ovidio Guzmán, in addition to more than 20 cartel members and business connections, according to WSJ.

Law enforcement had infiltrated the cartel and the Chapitos network, gaining “unprecedented access to the organization’s highest levels,” read a statement from the Justice Department.

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador shaking hands with the mother of Joaquin Gusman Loera (aka El Chapo).

Bitter Pill

The crackdown on the synthetic opioid comes as America grapples with a worsening fentanyl crisis and resulting outcry from relatives, who are calling for action from politicians and law enforcement. Last month, the Associated Press reported that the drug is now the number one cause of death for people ages 18 to 49 in America.

Fentanyl, which is more addictive than heroin, is cheap to make and just two milligrams is enough to kill somebody, AP reports. Most of the fentanyl in America was coming from underground labs located in territory controlled by the Sinaloa and Jalisco cartels in Mexico.

Fentanyl is typically mixed with other drugs and sold to unsuspecting people who don’t know they are taking fentanyl, according to the AP. They are also sold as counterfeit oxycodone prescription pills.

In addition to education and expanding access to fentanyl overdose medication naloxone, brand name Narcan, medical researchers are also gearing up for the first human trial of vaccines that are supposed to blunts the highs from fentanyl and heroin — bringing a glimmer of hope to this ongoing drug crisis.

TYT Newsroom

You may also like

1 comment

Julia October 19, 2023 - 6:22 pm

There are scammers around, but don’t panic; not everyone is dishonest. This website is really reliable and prosperous. It is greatly benefiting a lot of individuals. Visit the website for additional he02 details and to sign up for free without using any urgent funds.
Click Here———————————–>>>https://inspiringmorning1.blogspot.com


Leave a Comment

Our Company

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consect etur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis.


Laest News

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?
Update Required Flash plugin