Republicans on Thursday introduced a bill that would require the Defense Department to draft a plan to capture or kill the leaders of a deadly Mexican cartel responsible for smuggling huge quantities of drugs into the United States.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel has become one of the most murderous drug trafficking networks in Mexico in the last decade. The group is famous for trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, but also for its horrendous murders.
In August, the gang filmed the murders of five childhood friends who were beheaded for not joining the cartel. One of the young men was forced to behead his friend before being murdered. They were all between 19 and 22 years old.
In response to the cartel’s growing influence and bloodshed, Republican veterans in the House and Senate have hatched a plan to cut off the snake’s head.
The Jalisco Cartel Neutralization Act would require the Pentagon to submit plans to Congress on how to kill or capture the cartel’s top brass.
“The Jalisco cartel, Mexico’s most dangerous criminal organization and the second most powerful drug cartel, must be identified and dismantled to safeguard the American people,” Republican Rep. Morgan Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL who introduced the bill, told the DailyMail. bill. .com in a statement.
Members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel are known for their gruesome and bloody murders.
The gang operates in most of Mexico’s 32 states and in US states, including DC.
“Our border is being exploited by cartels as they conduct one of the most extensive drug and human trafficking operations in the world, leaving no corner of our country free from the danger of cartel activity.”
The former SEAL said his bill makes clear that the cartel “cannot continue to be emboldened at our border.”
The US military “must be prepared to confront and eliminate the Jalisco cartel,” Luttrell told DailyMail.com.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who served in the Army for five years, is spearheading a companion bill in the Senate.
Cartel violence has gotten so bad in Mexico that a recent survey of more than 7,000 migrants flowing from the country to the United States found that 88 percent said they were migrating to flee cartel violence.
Of those interviewed, 25 percent reported having at least one missing family member.
The recently introduced bill would require Pentagon officials to compile a report to Congress every 90 days on the progress of the capture or killing of leaders of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
Representative Luttrell participated in multiple combat missions throughout his Navy career.
A female member of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel holds a sniper rifle.
The cartel operates primarily in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Michoacán.
“Mexican drug cartels continue to kill Americans at a higher rate than any terrorist group in history,” Cotton, who introduced the bill in the Senate on Thursday, told DailyMail.com.
“Even by drug cartel standards, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel is especially violent and represents a direct threat to the safety of Americans in the border states and beyond.”
“It is past time for the Biden administration to develop a strategy to hold these killers accountable,” Cotton said.
Earlier this month, Luttrell introduced another bill to combat cartel influence.
The Defend Our Borders Against Armed Invaders Act would allow the U.S. National Guard to use deadly force against people who cross into the country armed.
The United States government is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the capture or arrest of the murderous cartel leader, Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera.
El Mencho established the operations of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel in the western state of Jalisco after splitting from the Milenio Cartel and has since been in conflict with 10 rival organizations.
Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera’s Jalisco New Generation Cartel is seen by US authorities as one of the main drug smugglers.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel has been reported to operate advanced armored vehicles.
Cartel members are frequently photographed armed with American-made weapons.
According to the United States Department of Justice, the drug trafficking network has built a presence in at least 27 of the 32 states of Mexico.
The cartel also operated in the country’s capital, Mexico City, where its henchmen attempted to assassinate the police chief, Omar García Harfuch, in June 2020.
The DEA’s 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment Report listed the organization as one of nine drug cartels that posed a major threat to the United States by flooding its streets with fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and dope.
At the time, the cartel’s cross-border influence reached 11 U.S. states, including Hawaii, and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
Since then, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, along with its rival, the Sinaloa Cartel, has become a major producer and trafficker of fentanyl to the United States.