Category Archives: Drugs and Cartels

March 6, 2021

How NINE Mexican cartels are responsible for flooding the streets of the United States with drugs – with El Chapo’s Sinaloa gang and their rivals CJNG the biggest threats

DEA reports indicates that Mexican drug cartels ‘are the greatest drug trafficking threat to the United States’. e majority of heroin and fentanyl available in the US is smuggled overland across the south west border

Nine major Mexican cartels are responsible for flooding US cities with fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, according to an annual report by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. 

The DEA’s 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, which was published Tuesday, shows how each of the key players exert their influence over different parts of the US.

A map shows how El Chapo‘s Sinaloa Cartel and their rivals the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) were the dominant forces in funneling drugs over the Mexico-United States border in 2020.

The Sialoa cartel was found to control Arizona and California area smuggling routes into the US, while the CJNG exerts control over Mexico’s port of Manzanillo.

Other key players are the Cartel del Noreste [Northeast Cartel] and Los Zetas, Guerreros Unidos [United Warriors], Juaréz Cartel and La Línea, and La Familia Michoacana.

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February 24, 2021

Sara Carter: Lethal cartels control border – they make billions on drugs, trafficking while migrants suffer

In the narco-world there are only two choices once you cross into their territory: silver or lead

On Jan. 22, 12 Mexican state police officers allegedly participated in the mass murder of 19 people, including migrants from Guatemala, who were only miles away from the Texas border. 

The smugglers, along with the migrants, were shot and burned beyond recognition. They were discovered piled on top of one another in a charred pickup truck near Camargo, Mexico, near the Rio Grande River.  

The investigation is ongoing but authorities in Mexico suspect that the smugglers didn’t pay the local cartel‘s pisos, a sort of tax imposed for using their territory to move people across. In the end the migrants paid the ultimate price.  

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Wife Of Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Arrested In Virginia

She was heavily involved in his illegal trafficking dealings for many years, according to investigators.

The wife of notorious drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was arrested on international drug trafficking charges at Dulles International Airport on Monday.

According to court documents, 31-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro has been federally charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the U.S., the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a press release announcing her arrest.

Coronel Aispuro, a U.S.-Mexican dual citizen from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, has also been accused of conspiring to help Guzman, 63, in his successful escape from the Altiplano prison in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico back on July 11, 2015.

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February 16, 2021

State, federal authorities bust Colorado-based international drug enterprise, arrest 64

64 people were charged with participating in an international drug trafficking network that transported large quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl from Mexico through U.S. ports of entry into Colorado in motor vehicles with concealed compartments.

The Denver Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, Arvada Police Department, and the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, today announced the dismantling of an international drug trafficking ring and a related money laundering enterprise operating throughout Colorado.

The investigation, which launched in March 2019, uncovered a thriving market for illicit controlled substances, including heroin and counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports are the primary drivers of the recent increase in opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the last 20 years in Colorado, nearly 5,000 Coloradans died from a prescription opioid overdose. More than 900 of those deaths were due to synthetic opioids that included fentanyl. That number has risen sharply in recent years, from 49 deaths in 2016 to 220 in 2019, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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December 24, 2020

The Fight for the Soul of Seattle | A KOMO News Documentary (Video)

“The Fight for the Soul of Seattle” examines the role of Seattle’s City Council in allowing the situation to reach what many experts consider epidemic levels under the guise of a compassionate approach to people who suffer from substance addiction and who commit crimes to feed their habit.

December 18, 2020

‘The Winners Are the Cartels’: Mexico Slaps Cuffs on the DEA

“The DEA miscalculated just how militarized this country has become … maybe the CIA should have warned them.”

Mexico’s House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at reining in the powers of “foreign agents.” Critics say the move is intended to restrict the role of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) operations related to the country’s drug war.

The legislation is described as a series of “reforms” to the country’s National Security Law. As it was first proposed by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (often known by his initials as AMLO), and ratified last week by the Mexican Senate, it now becomes law.

AMLO has framed the bill as an attempt to defend national sovereignty and “provide order,” saying, “We need to have clear rules for cooperation” with “outsiders” present on Mexican soil.

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November 30, 2020

Who Said Diversity and Multiculturalism Are So Wonderful? by Frosty Wooldridge

Part 1: Enclaves, change of language, drug gangs gaining strangle holds across America.

“The Great Replacement, or genocide by substitution, is such a huge crime that even its victims cannot believe it. They say to themselves: ‘Of course, it looks very much like it, but it’s not possible, it can’t be true, it would be too enormous, things like that do not happen.’” —Renaud Camus

Fact: by 2042, European-Americans (Caucasians), the dominant ethnic group in America at 90 percent until 1965, will become the new minority in the United States at 49 percent.  Latino-Hispanic-Mexicans will become the new majority.

Every country in the world that features different cultures, languages and ethnic groups, faces endless conflict.

Pedro de Alvarado, a legal immigrant from Venezuela, gives America a sobering taste of what we face with mass immigration.

Sir, what can Americans expect if they continue endless immigration?

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November 1, 2020

Cartel-Linked Mexican Governor Calls on Immigrants in U.S. to Vote for Biden

A Mexican governor took to social media to ask people originating from his state who live in the U.S. to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in what he called an opportunity to end “a long night of racism and hate.” The governor was previously accused by a top cartel boss for exchanging money for votes in his own election.

Through a video posted on Twitter, Michoacán Governor Silvano Aureoles asked “paisanas and paisanos” in the U.S. to vote in support of Biden, claiming that President Donald Trump hates migrants.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Mensaje a nuestras paisanas y paisanos con motivo de las próximas elecciones presidenciales en EUA. <a href="https://t.co/VcxEebViM8">pic.twitter.com/VcxEebViM8</a></p>— Silvano Aureoles (@Silvano_A) <a href="https://twitter.com/Silvano_A/status/1321859305008746497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 29, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

“This November 3, the U.S. is having elections that are determining for you who live and work and have family on the other side,” Aureoles said. “You have an opportunity to choose a humanitarian government with a different approach that knows and understands the needs of migrants.”

According to Aureoles, there are more than 4 million with roots from Michoacán living in the U.S. and he called on those with voting rights to give voice to those “living in the shadows.”

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October 22, 2020

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue.

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges related to its marketing of the addictive painkiller, and faces penalties of roughly $8.3 billion, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. The settlement could pave the way for a resolution of thousands of lawsuits brought against the company for its role in a public health crisis that has killed more than 450,000 Americans since 1999.

The company’s owners, members of the wealthy Sackler family, have agreed to pay $225 million in civil penalties. Prosecutors said the agreement did not preclude the filing of criminal charges against Purdue executives or individual Sacklers.

The federal settlement does not end all of the extensive litigation against Purdue, but it does represent a significant advance in the long legal march by states, tribes, cities and counties to hold the most prominent opioid maker accountable.

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August 11, 2020

US Border Patrol agent arrested and charged with trafficking over 350,000 pills believed to be fentanyl

Carlos Victor Passapera Pinnot, 53, left his home around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday and drove to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where he placed two duffel bags into another vehicle, the Justice Department said in a press release.

A US Border Patrol agent assigned to Tucson, Arizona, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after he was found with thousands of pills and substances that tested positive for cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.

Carlos Victor Passapera Pinnot, 53, left his home around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday and drove to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where he placed two duffel bags into another vehicle, the Justice Department said in a press release.

The driver of the second vehicle was stopped by law enforcement officials, and the bags were searched.

The contents included substances that tested positive for an assortment of drugs, including 21 kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of heroin, and one kilogram of fentanyl. Roughly 350,000 pills that tested positive for fentanyl were found in the bags.

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