41,034 dead in war conflicts between identified parties 2006–2019 (total 250,000 dead from organized crime homicides 2007–2019)
Violence escalated soon after the arrest of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in 1989; he was the leader and the founder of the first Mexican drug cartel, the Guadalajara Cartel, an alliance of the current existing cartels (which included the Sinaloa Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, the Tijuana Cartel, and the Sonora Cartel). Due to his arrest, the alliance broke and certain high-ranking members formed their own cartels and each of them fought for control of territory and trafficking routes.
Although Mexican drug trafficking organizations have existed for several decades, their influence increased after the demise of the Colombian Cali and Medellín cartels in the 1990s. Mexican drug cartels now dominate the wholesale illicit drug market and in 2007 controlled 90% of the cocaine entering the United States. Arrests of key cartel leaders, particularly in the Tijuana and Gulf cartels, have led to increasing drug violence as cartels fight for control of the trafficking routes into the United States.
Federal law enforcement has been reorganized at least five times since 1982 in various attempts to control corruption and reduce cartel violence. During that same period, there have been at least four elite special forces created as new, corruption-free soldiers who could do battle with Mexico’s endemic bribery system. Analysts estimate that wholesale earnings from illicit drug sales range from $13.6 to $49.4 billion annually. The U.S. Congress passed legislation in late June 2008 to provide Mexico with US$1.6 billion for the Mérida Initiative as well as technical advice to strengthen the national justice systems. By the end of President Felipe Calderón‘s administration (December 1, 2006 – November 30, 2012), the official death toll of the Mexican drug war was at least 60,000. Estimates set the death toll above 120,000 killed by 2013, not including 27,000 missing. Since taking office in 2018, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared that the war was over; however, his comment was met with criticism as the homicide rate remains high.
Mexico’s Sinaloa, Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Zetas and Beltran Leyva drug cartels are the top buyers and traffickers of cocaine produced by criminal groups in Colombia, including current and former leftist rebels, according to a high-ranking Colombian security official.
The country at the northern tip of South America is one of the world’s top producers of cocaine, largely consumed by customers in the United States and Europe.
Production provides key income to armed groups and fuels Colombia’s five-decade-long internal conflict, which has killed more than 260,000 people.
But Americans are not being given the True Horrific Industry’s Bloody Overall Operations of these Cartels that keeps Killing and Killing and Killing more People just for Illegal Drugs that Americans consume. European too.
Over 300,000 People have been Killed! Are these Drugs worth it? I don’t think so. I do not believe it is…but millions don’t care. They’re already Addicts. And Addicts don’t Care!
El Señor de los Cielos2013 ‧ Telenovela ‧ 7 seasons
The above is on Netflix and my Hispanic Friends tell me that this Series is more representative of the Real Cartels and How it is…maybe you should check it out.
Police said the 359 bags of cocaine belonged to the Clan Usuga clan, the country’s largest cocaine-trafficking organization.