The organization led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman displaced the Juarez cartel in controlling the trafficking of drugs in the corridor Ciudad Juarez-El Paso, Texas, as from 2011 has increased the movement of cocaine, heroin black and methamphetamine, and in west Texas there is a greater availability of these drugs, reveals an intelligence report from the Department of Justice of the United States.
The document , prepared by the National Drug Intelligence (NDIC for its acronym in English) in an analysis of the market in the region, notes that the Sinaloa cartel "increased its influence over lucrative smuggling routes in Mexico and the West Texas region, "a disputed area since 2007, the organization headed by Vicente Carrillo Fuentes," The Viceroy ".
The square is strategic for drug traffickers because it has four of the seven official border crossings leading to West Texas: the bridges of the Americas, Paso del Norte, Stanton Street Bridge, and the Ysleta International Bridge crossings (all part of the gate of El Paso).
The report, which diagnosed the stage until late 2011, notes that "in the past year, several indicators suggest that the Sinaloa cartel can win this battle, and has a greater influence on drug smuggling through the Valley of Juárez, now dominates the drug smuggling operations carried out through small towns along the Rio Grande, once controlled by the Juarez cartel. "
Growing traffic of narcotics police reports cited by the analysis indicate that the Sinaloa cartel dominates the drug transport across the Valle de Juarez, even in cities Guadalupe and Future, "and members of the Juarez cartel rivals have left these areas and as a result , violence does not decrease ".
Notes that even in Ciudad Juarez, the Carrillo Fuentes organization has lost ground against the onslaught of "El Chapo" cells : "The Sinaloa cartel is proactive in looking for any opportunity to have control of the Juarez cartel in the city, while it operates in defense of their territory, trying to offset losses caused by the rival group. "
Although it has not yet lost all control due to its connections with the group Barrio Azteca gang which is ranked among the most violent-the Juarez cartel is "weakened" also as a result of the arrests or deaths of its members and partners,
The impact of the growing influence of "Shorty" in the region resulted in an increase in the trafficking of drugs.
While in the period 2006-2010 there was a decrease in the availability of narcotics, from 2011 it began to increase again.
The report explains that there is a greater volume of methamphetamine in West Texas, he even distributed it in schools, "which can be a result of the Sinaloa cartel's ability to produce large scale of these types of drugs in Mexico, and its increasing influence on the El Paso-Juarez Plaza ."
It also recognizes that "the availability of cocaine has alsoincreased in the region." The Clearinghouse estimated that the high level of violence in Ciudad Juarez will not diminish in the near future, it "may increase if the Sinaloa cartel is able to further reduce the capacity of the operations of trafficking of drugs from the Juarez cartel, which to the extent that the reduction forces the criminal group involved in other criminal activities for profit, such as extortion and kidnapping. "
Re: US NDIC Says Chapo Won and Controls Ciudad Juarez
I remember a similar Assoc. Press report in April 2010, I have to think at this point, there is more then a little credence to these. When is the last major Juarez Cartel cocaine shipment that was seized? In US or Mexico? It seems like it's tienditas, kidnapping, and extortion now. But, I don't know, really.
Chapo takes over and the drug business continues. The violence in Juarez has dropped this year. No doubt about that. The reports support this. The Juarenses are saying this. So the violence of the war is on a decline. That is good for the city of Juarez and it's people. But there still is a serious decline of jobs there. All of the rich have fled as well as many of the corporations. Juarez is in need of commerce.
But Chapo has proven that when he takes over a plaza, the violence drops.