Various arrests have placed authorities on the trail of the specific links between Italian and Mexican criminal organizations. Cooperation between Italian and Mexican authorities should be improved in order to reduce the influence of this internationalized drug trafficking ring. Conversely, the volume of cocaine consumed among cocaine users in the countries of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association which includes the countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland has doubled over the last decade and reached an estimated capitalization of 33 billion USD at retail level in This figure is not too distant from the comparable U.
CJNG is one of the most powerful cartels in Mexico and the Department of Justice considers it to be one of the five most dangerous transnational criminal organizations in the world, responsible for trafficking many tons of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin into the United States, as well as for violence and significant loss of life in Mexico.
Background CJNG has grown in size and strength rapidly since its inception. Today, the DEA estimates the CJNG exerts influence in 23 of 31 75 percent of Mexican states, including key drug production and transportation corridors. The cartel has also expanded globally, with significant presence and illicit business not only throughout the United States and Mexico, but also Europe, Asia, and Australia.
President Trump recognizes this, and the day I was sworn in as Attorney General, he ordered me to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, including the cartels. We have been faithful to that order.
These indictments are our next steps—but not our last. Oseguera Cervantes, 52, is the lead defendant in a three-count superseding indictment returned in the District of Columbia in alleging that he is the leader of a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, conspired to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States, and has used a firearm during and in relation to these drug trafficking crimes.
In addition to the indictment in the District of Columbia, Oseguera Cervantes has also been charged with drug trafficking offenses in the Southern District of Mississippi. Oseguera Gonzalez is charged in a two-count indictment returned in the District of Columbia in alleging that between and FebruaryOseguera Gonzalez engaged a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States and that Oseguera Gonzalez engaged in the use of a firearm during and in relation to one or more drug trafficking crimes.
Oseguera Gonzalez remains in Mexican custody and is currently pending extradition to the United States. The CJNG has flourished in significant part because of its close affiliation with the Cuinis organization, which is the primary financial support network of the CJNG drug trafficking efforts.
The Cuinis organization is composed of multiple members of the Gonzalez Valencia family.
The relationship between the Cuinis organization and the CJNG is cemented through both intertwined drug trafficking and money laundering dealings as well as familial relationships, including the marriage of one member of the Gonzalez Valencia family to CJNG leader Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes.
Gonzalez Valencia was arrested by Mexican authorities in February pursuant to his charges in the United States and is awaiting extradition. Contreras Arceo, 41, is charged in a two-count indictment returned in the Eastern District of Virginia in alleging that between until MarchContreras Arceo engaged in a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States and that Contreras Arceo engaged in a conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Contreras Arceo was arrested by Mexican authorities in July pursuant to his charges in the United States and is awaiting extradition. Valencia Salazar, 41, is charged in a one-count indictment returned in the District of Columbia in alleging that between until AugustValencia Salazar engaged in a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States.
Valencia Salazar is currently a fugitive and is believed to be in Mexico. Perez-Vargas, 37, is charged in a two-count indictment returned in the Southern District of California in alleging that Perez-Vargas engaged in a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States.
Perez-Vargas was arrested by Mexican authorities in September pursuant to his charges in the United States and is awaiting extradition. District Court in Chicago.
The Court will set a sentencing date for Parra-Pedroza at a status hearing on Nov. All other charged and arrested members of the conspiracy have pleaded guilty and have either been sentenced or are awaiting sentencing.
The following individuals linked to the CJNG have also been indicted as a result of the coordinated efforts against the cartel: Galindo-Salazar is currently a fugitive and is believed to be in Mexico.Jul 28, · We like to explore all of the best food, beaches, and things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Follow us on our journey! We write about couples . In Mexico, the nexus between drugs and gang violence at the cartel level is clear; the Mexican Drug War between rival drug gangs was responsible for over 11, deaths in Mexico in alone – mostly in the US-Mexican border region (Stratfor Global Intelligence ).
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