I apologize if there is already a thread dedicated to this. From what I have heard they are always involved in a low intensity war. Are they competing for plazas? Has cjng taken any plazas from CDS?
From what I understand Mencho has the west port of Manzillo and the east ports in Veracuz. And he focuses more on Europe for traficking. Pretty brillant stategy to avoid DEA while growing. While CDS has south to north routes locked up on the west coast.
"By focusing on lucrative foreign markets in Europe and Asia, the cartel has simultaneously maintained a low profile in the U.S. and built up a massive war chest, which some experts estimate is worth $20 billion. "
For sure, I wasnt clear, I meant before they were on the map and everyone knew who they were. They moved east to west, chems from China, manufacture in Mexico, and export to Europe. I thought it would be a smart way to grow the cartel and when stronger tackle the US market.
I could be wrong, until that latest "press release" from Nueva Plaza cartel I thought Cuini's did the money laundering and cjng was enforcement and trafficking. In the press release from NPC, if that is even true, Cuini's are moving a lot of weight along w Cjng. Take what you will from a narco propagando video from a rival cartel.
This is off topic, did they end up finding any evidence of a tunnel or escape? I heard they moved el Cuini and Menchito to new prisons.
Could the CDS / CNJG war be possibly a front and the heads of the cartels actually have a pact? The skirmishes between their sicarios would then be simply a sacrifice and “changing of the guard”, while giving up fodder to appease municipal authorities and keep the heat on the low-level operatives..
I don't believe they're truly in a general war. Seems to me like CDS lets their local cells in TJ and other places battle with them but not a complete war. I'm beginning to wonder if CJNG may work with CDS paying to cross in Sonora and Chihuahua.
Personally don't believe so Rafael had no choice but to be cool to mencho due to him being incarcerated in jalisco. But the growth of CJNG was all due to the heat chapo brought if that heat did not arise they would become what they are today they were focusing too much on getting chapo out n hiding him n mayo not getting caught in one of chapos raids looking 4 him n Rafael was doing the same. But chapo wanted to be the star his head got to big. But now I think sinsloa which is Rafa mayo n chapitos r back to buisness n trying to take the front's again chihuahua and sonora on lock while letting mencho kill himself by turning his own against him n fund his enemies war against him in jalisco and michoacan n guanajuato. While they continue to get there bread up again. Cuz that last video sounded very despertaste 4 AMLO to intervene in los coroneles taking jalisco back which are sinaloa ties. I believe mencho began to shoot himself in the foot with el cholo betrayal.