The US consumes more; Mexico increase in poppy plants
The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel expanded from 2010 in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán and Colima, reaching a business that reaches more than four continents.
The local prosecutor's office acknowledged in recent months that the poppy production in the state is "financed" by the CJNG. According to the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), criminals have interceded for such purposes in 10 municipalities.
Los Angeles / Mexico City, December 5 (La Opinion / Still) .- The increase in the demand for heroin in the United States has already impacted the rise of poppy sowing in Mexico in regions where there was no tradition of cultivation as in the state of Jalisco, where in recent days almost half a ton of the plant from which the opium has been extracted for the drug has been destroyed.
Particularly, the Huichol indigenous authorities are concerned about the presence of cartels in the region of the ethnic group, to the north of the state, where poverty pushes every day more people and even children to be employed in cultivation, as the general director of the Indigenous State Commission (CEI), Óscar Hernández.
Hernández is a Huichol who governed the municipality of Bolaños in the period 2012-2015, when the problem was already being denounced.
The State Attorney, Eduardo Almaguer Ramírez, acknowledged in recent months that the poppy production in the state is "financed" by the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG). According to the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), criminals have been working in 10 municipalities.
15 percent of the poppy production is distributed in Sonora, Nayarit, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca and Chiapas.
In first place is Tequila, in the Valles Region; followed by Toliman, to the south, hiding place of the CJNG, and third, Bolaños, where the indigenous activists Miguel and Agustín Vázquez Torres were murdered last May.
"A solution could be legalization because it would slow down traffic," the former mayor suggested last year in a position similar to that taken by Hector Astudillo, governor of Guerrero-the main producer of the poppy-considering that waste is a fertility and labor as long as there is an opium industry for morphine in medical treatments, not illegal consumption.
According to testimonies of villagers in the poppy-producing regions of Jalisco - revealed in various local media - criminal organizations are the only ones that profit from labor, paying around $200 pesos a day.
The issue of heroin production is more specialized and presumably in the hands of both the CJNG and the Sinaloa Cartel.
In the National Drug Threat Assessment 2017 of the DEA, it was detailed that in 93 percent of the heroin came from Mexico, while in 2012 it was less than 50 percent.
"This increase was caused in part by a reduction in the eradication of opium poppy in Mexico and the shift of Mexican organizations towards a greater heroin trafficking," he said. A United Nations report estimated that the annual poppy planting the equivalent of 25 thousand soccer fields.
The CJNG expanded suddenly from 2010 in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán and Colima, reaching a business that reaches more than four continents. However, it still did not reach the indigenous area of the entity that saw it born.
The place with the most extreme poverty in Jalisco is Mezquitic and, at the same time, it is one of the two municipalities with more than 75 percent of its indigenous population. The other is Bolaños, the second most impoverished. With the CJNG both became gomeros. In Tequila, not only tequila is produced, but also opium gum, and none of these two companies with so much affection in the United States has saved it from having 57 percent of its population in poverty, more than the national measure.
The cartel led by Nemesio Oseguera, "El Mencho", took so much strength in recent years that it managed to expand to the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Colombia, Bolivia, West Africa, India , China and Japan.
Re: The US consumes more; Mexico increase in poppy plants
Thanks for the sharing.
A side note Eduardo Almaguer is the former attorney general of Jalisco and resigned in November 2017. Almaguer is looking to become the next governor of Jalisco but under the administration of Almaguer people have seen the worst violence in years.
Sr. Mencho has repeatedly threatened Almaguer in mantas for not holding his end of the bargain meaning they Sr. mencho and Almaguer had a pact. this mantas appeared in different parts of the Metropolitan area of Guadalajara. Basically calling Almaguer a fag, we give enough money, I will kill you. Raúl Alejandro Velázquez Ruiz was the main target of the manta.