A life sentence for the notorious Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, has not stopped the pipeline of drugs entering the US, authorities who have put their sites on a competing cartel boss.
Nemesio Osegura Cervantes, also known as El Mencho, has continued where the infamous Joaquin Guzman, formerly El Chapo, stopped, according to federal investigators.
The DEA wants Cervantes so badly that it offers up to $ 10 million for information that leads to its arrest.
Nemesio Osegura Cervantes, also known as El Mencho (pictured above), has gone where the infamous Joaquin Guzman, formerly El Chapo, stopped, according to federal investigators
The DEA wants Cervantes so badly that it offers up to $ 10 million for information that leads to its arrest. An & # 39; El Mencho & # 39; wanted poster is pictured above
Matthew Donahue, the top DEA agent in Mexico (pictured above), says that El Mencho & # 39; is DEA's first priority and frankly for federal law enforcement in the United States & # 39;
& # 39; He is DEA's first priority and frankly for federal law enforcement in the United States, & # 39; said Matthew Donahue, the DEA top agent in Mexico CBS News.
El Mencho & Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel, or simply referred to as CJNG, is suspected of having a third of the illegal drugs now flowing to the US both land and sea, the CBS reported.
& # 39; Tons & # 39; cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin peppered with the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl have been brought into the country according to the US Department of Justice.
With a $ 10 million premium on his head, El Mencho is armed and ready to confront anyone trying to disrupt his discourses.
& # 39; He has a huge amount of weapons, RPG & 50 caliber weapons. He actually has his own SWAT teams, Donahue said.
The drug lord and his agents are suspected of having shot down a Mexican army helicopter that killed six people, was involved with an audience that hung this summer and is linked to several other deadly violence against & # 39; innocent people & # 39; , the DEA agent told CBS.
The Mexican government has probably caused thousands of murders in recent years due to cartel violence in Mexico, including no fewer than 94 murders a day.
El Mencho switched after the 62-year-old Guzman, the former head of the Sinaloa cartel and then the most powerful drug lord in the world, was imprisoned for life in a Brooklyn court this summer.
Go through El Chapo, or & # 39; shorty & # 39; Due to its short stature, Guzman received a life sentence on July 17 for drug offenses and an extra 30 for firearms crimes.
El Mencho switched after the 62-year-old Joaquin Guzman (above), also known as El Chapo, head of the Sinaloa cartel and at that time considered the world's most powerful drug lord, was put away for life in a Brooklyn court this summer .
Authorities say the takeover of El Mencho has been in the works for a long time. He began to build his empire after he was arrested in California at the age of 19 and was taken back to Mexico. Then he started with CJNG.
Family members were also involved in his moving activities.
The American-born son of El Mencho, Rubén Oseguera González, 29, fights extradition costs from Mexico back to the US after being charged in 2017 for two charges of & # 39; conspiracy to distribute significant amounts of drugs for illegal import into the US. US & # 39 ;.
The American-born son of El Mencho, Rubén Oseguera González, 29, (above) fought extradition charges from Mexico back to the US after he was charged in 2017 for two counts of & # 39; conspiracy to distribute significant amounts of narcotic drugs for illegal entry in the US & # 39;
The son is being held in a maximum security facility in Hermosillo, Sonora, and at one point tried to stop his extradition by submitting a birth certificate claiming that his father is not the El Mencho and that he was the victim of a wrong identity.
The power of El Mencho has increased so much that his cartel has brutally spread a message to WhatsApp in which he calls on current and former law enforcement officers to join their ranks.
The Spanish written message that reads: & # 39; Fellow federal police officer, don't worry if you're fired, we'll recruit you here. & # 39;
Authorities say that the impact of the cartel on American communities is devastating.
In Chicago alone, one of the American cities targeted by the cartel, 800 people died of drug overdoses in 2018.
Mexican drugs seized in town-run drug labels that have been so toxic that researchers had to treat them with protective clothing.
& # 39; Probably 90 percent & # 39; of the recovered drugs probably comes from Mexico, said DEA chief inspector Brian McKnight.
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