The presence of the Sinaloa, Jalisco Nueva Generación, Los Zetas, and Beltrán Leyva cartels has been registered.
San José, Costa Rica.- Mexican drug traffickers established links with Colombian gangsters involved in guerrillas, insurgent dissidents, and drug smuggling and forged a complicated alliance in Colombia to control the chain of planting, collecting and processing coca leaf, producing and storing cocaine and transport it through Central America to market it in Mexico and the United States.
In an operational modality that they began to use at least since 2014, Mexican drug traffickers traveled to Colombia as tourists, businessmen, workers or students to move to areas of illicit crops, negotiate in person the purchase of shipments from their Colombian counterparts and directly control the different value chains of the cocaine business.
The alarm about this Mexican criminal incursion on Colombian soil was registered in January 2017 in an exchange of documents between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia and the Attorney General’s Office. The documents, of which El Universal has a copy, warned of a sudden increase since 2014 in the presence in Colombia of emissaries, especially from the Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) cartels. The Colombian government incorporated Los Zetas and the Beltrán Leyva.
The objective is to facilitate your operations and worldwide distribution
“From the information we share with our Colombian police colleagues, we know that the Mexican cartels have been generating alliances with Colombian drug trafficking organizations since before the signing of the peace,” District General Geovanny Ponce, anti-narcotics director of the Police, told this newspaper. National of Ecuador.
The objective of these links is “to facilitate their operations and strengthen their capacities to improve the distribution of drugs worldwide,” he said, underlining that the current “involvement” of the Mexican cartels “could reach the first stages of the chain of value of drug trafficking in Colombia “, such as production.
Due to the disappearance or weakness of their traditional Colombian cocaine sellers, such as the FARC, the Mexican cartels deployed a greater number of Mexicans in Colombia. A report from two private institutions in Colombia — the Universidad del Rosario and Insight Crime — warned in March 2018 that, instead of working with a single supplier capable of supplying them 10 tons, Mexicans must find 10 different ones that deliver one each. .
Source: sipse.com, eluniversal.com.mx