How the police believe the El Chapo cartel STILL floods the streets of Australia with meth – weeks after the Mexican drug lord was jailed for life
- Mexican drug cartel still appeared to flood Australian streets with meth
- The news comes despite the fact that El Chapo was sentenced to life imprisonment and 30 years in prison
- A Mexican is standing in front of a Melbourne court on Thursday over a 755 kg ice bust
- In January, 1.7 tons of ice cream were intercepted in the US with medication on the way to Sydney
The deadly Mexican drug cartel of El Chapo floods the streets of Melbourne with meth, with the aim of cashing in huge profits that can be made in Australia.
Mexican man Juan Manuel Plaza Lopez, 42, sat in front of Melbourne Magistrate & # 39; s Court on Thursday after $ 566 million in ice was seized in Mexico's largest onshore bust of drugs.
Lopez was accused of an alleged plot to hide 755 kg of ice in 18 pallets of cowhides.
The Australian federal police are trying to find out if the notorious Sinaloa cartel, once led by Joaquín & # 39; El Chapo & # 39; Guzmán, was linked to the bust, Herald Sun. reported.
The deadly Mexican drug cartel of El Chapo floods the streets of Melbourne with meth, with the aim of cashing in huge profits that can be made in Australia
On Thursday, a Mexican man appeared in a Melbourne court after $ 566 million of ice hidden in cowhides was seized
The Sinaloa cartel was run by Guzmán, 62, who was recently sentenced to life imprisonment, plus 30 years.
Authorities now believe that members of the El Chapo family seek control over drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate.
Police fear that Sinaloa and the rival Jalisco New Generation cartel are cooperating with crime groups in Australia, including some bike rides.
In the past year, the police have carried out a number of seizures of meth from Mexico to Australia.
In January, police intercepted 1.7 tonnes of meth in California on their way to Melbourne.
480 kilograms of meth were discovered in Sydney in May.
Chief of the Australian Federal Police Office, Inspector Superintendent Conrad Jensen, said he had noticed a change in operations.
& # 39; A few years ago we were talking about shipments from 50 kg to 100 kg – while we are now talking about very large seizures that reflect the general methamphetamine trade from Mexico, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Australia is seen as a lucrative drug cartel market, with a significant price difference between it and the US market. & # 39;
Chief Inspector Jensen noted that at least three cartel fractions were operating side by side and still determined which would take the lead.
The Australian Federal Police and the Australian Border Force have discovered 755 kg of ice that is hidden in cowhides
The Australian Federal Police are trying to find out whether or not the notorious Sinaloa cartel was linked to the bust
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