For years there has been a war in the coveted Plaza of Ciudad Juarez-El Paso - a strategic point for the distribution of drugs to the United States - between La Linea and the army of Chapo Guzman. But apparently there is a new actor on the stage: the DEA Division chief in South Texas warns that the New Generation Jalisco Cartel has been slowly and quietly entering into Ciudad Juárez in order to control that great gateway to the US heroin and methamphetamine markets.
EL PASO, TEXAS-CIUDAD JUÁREZ, CHIH (Proceso) - The New Generation Jalisco Cartel (CJNG) has already begun to dispute the markets for heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines in the United States, using these two cities as their corridor of operations.
"In this Juarez-El Paso corridor we are beginning to make confiscations and some arrests linked to the CJNG," says Will R. Glaspy, DEA special agent and chief of his El Paso Division.
He adds: "The operations of the CJNG in this area represent a new dynamic for us. For years in this region there operated the Cartel de Juárez; Then came the people of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, which sparked the war between Juarez and Sinaloa. "
The presence of the CJNG in Ciudad Juarez as a starting point for trafficking drugs to the United States took the DEA by surprise.
Until a couple of years ago, the US government's intelligence agencies argued that the CJNG - which they consider to be the most economically powerful in Mexico - trafficked drugs almost exclusively to Europe.
Now, in collaboration with the Los Cuinis Cartel - founded and managed from prison by Abigaíl González Valencia, El Cuini - the CJNG, under the command of Nemesio Oseguera Cárdenas, El Mencho, is disputing the Sinaloa cartel for the jewel of the American drug markets: trafficking in heroin, according to the DEA.
Less ostentatious and more tactical than the Sinaloa Cartel, especially compared to the faction directed by the sons of Chapo Guzman, the CJNG arrived in Ciudad Juárez without making noise, and the people of Mencho and el Cuini remain outside of the violent war fought for the control of the plaza by the remnants of the Juárez Cartel and the faction of Chapo Guzman.
Fragment of the report published in the 2102 edition, already in circulation