Which is Mexico's Most Powerful Cartel? According to a DEA report, the Sinaloa Cartel remains the most powerful in Mexico, even though its rival, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG), has a greater presence in the country and has built alliances with other criminal organizations.

In its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, the US anti-drug agency said the Sinaloa Cartel is one of the oldest and most established in Mexico. It said the Sinaloa Cartel maintains a larger international footprint compared to other Mexican organizations, as it has added advantages over its rivals.

What cartels exist in Mexico today?

So far, according to reports from the authorities, there is an extensive list of cartels in Mexico, led by the CJNG, which is working to dismantle them. The list includes Barrio Azteca, Beltrán Leyva Cartel, Caballeros Templarios, Colima Cartel, Guadalajara Cartel, Jalisco Cartel - New Generation, Los Rojos Cartel, Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, Tláhuac Cartel, Gulf Cartel, Milenio Cartel, Northeast Cartel, South Cartel, Cártel Independiente de Acapulco, Fuerza Anti-Unión, Guerreros Unidos, Cártel de Juárez, La Familia Michoacana, La Mano con Ojos, Los Ardillos, Los Erres, Los Metros, Los Talibanes, Los Viagras, Los Negros, Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, Cártel de Sinaloa, Cártel de Tijuana, Tlacos, Unión Tepito, José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, and Los Zetas.

How does the drug trafficking problem manifest itself in Mexico?

According to the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection of the federal government, drug trafficking in Mexico is a national security problem, generates corruption and inhibits production, trafficking, and consumption; as well as the policy of combat followed during the last years.

Corruption, murders, extortion, institutional weakness, insecurity, and public health problems are some of the consequences that our country is facing after being permeated by drug trafficking. Now you know which is the most powerful cartel in Mexico and its international presence.

What is the most powerful cartel in the world?

The Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG), headed by the most wanted drug trafficker in the United States and Mexico, Nemesio Oseguera "El Mencho", is not only the best armed but also the most dangerous in the world. This was announced by the US Department of Justice, which also added that the organization has its hands in the trafficking of multiple deadly substances and "has contributed to a catastrophic trail of human and physical destruction in Mexico".

Source: La Verdad