A brutal Mexican cartel is infiltrating small towns across the U.S.A. This is the third part of a 3-part series detailing the cartel’s leadership, tactics and dangerous influence in America.
Thousands of kilos of methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl are flooding into the United States every year, backed by a powerful international syndicate. The Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) is a brutal cartel run by a man known an “El Mencho.”
El Mencho is Rubén “Nemesio” Oseguera Cervantes, a Mexican citizen who used to hustle drugs on the streets of the United States as a teen before he was busted and deported. Back in Mexico, he rose up in the cartel ranks until he became a founder and leader of CJNG. He is responsible for incredible brutality.
In 2018, the DEA estimated that the cartel “exerts influence throughout 75 percent of Mexico,” according to the San Diego Tribune.
CJNG has set “cells” in several countries–with more than 5,000 members worldwide, including many in the United States. This dangerous group is quietly infiltrating small-town America, its members living and working in communities across the states while simultaneously helping the cartel expand and sell drugs.