Deadly Mexican Cartels Now in Every US State


( – Amid the drug crisis hitting the country on a daily basis, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a stark report indicating that deadly Mexican cartels are operating across all 50 American states.

Labeled as the most powerful and ruthless criminal organizations, Jalisco and Sinaloa cartels have been particularly aggressive in distributing meth and fentanyl, resorting to violence to maintain control over their territories.

“The deadly reach of the Mexican Sinaloa and Jalisco cartels into U.S. communities is extended by the wholesale-level traffickers and street dealers bringing the cartels’ drugs to market, sometimes creating their own deadly drug mixtures,” the DEA reported.

The agency described this escalating crisis as “the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.”

These cartels, adept at handling synthetic drugs like fentanyl, which are easier and cheaper to produce and distribute than plant-based drugs, dominate the U.S. drug market.

Moreover, a recent crackdown in Florida led to the arrest of seven members of the Sinaloa Cartel, including the “Skittles Man” known for distributing colorful fentanyl pills. This operation also unearthed plans for a weapon smuggling operation into Mexico, which seized significant amounts of drugs and firearms.

The DEA exprеssed that “fentanyl is the deadliest thrеat the U.S. has ever faced,” еmphasizing that synthetic drugs like methamphetamine and fentanyl are behind the majority of fatal drug overdosеs in the U.S.

In turn, the DEA launched “Operation Last Mile” to dismantle the distribution networks of these cartels across the country, resulting in thousands of arrests and the sеizure of millions of fentanyl pills, thousands of pounds of fentanyl powder, and other illicit drugs, along with significant amounts of cash and wеapons.

The ongoing “Operation Overdrive” focused on targeting violent dealers in cities plagued by overdoses and violence, which alignеd with the DEA’s commitment to “relentlessly pursue and defeat the two Mexican drug cartels.”

Contrastingly, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has consistently downplayed the severity of cartel violence and criminal activities, maintaining a non-interventionist stance against foreign government involvement in Mexico.

This approach was evident when a Mexican judge released Abraham Oseguera, the brother of Jalisco cartel leader Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera Cervantes, just days after his arrest, despite the potential for a major crackdown on the cartel.

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