Jalisco New Generation Cartel
A massive trove of leaked files reveals Mexico's military spying on one cartel while seemingly turning a blind eye toward rival groups.
The alleged capture of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel commander Ricardo Ruiz aka "Doble R" or "The YouTuber" resulted in a massive firefight in Guadalajara.
The U.S. Treasury just sanctioned a high-ranking cop, Severo Flores Mendoza, for his alleged involvement with the dangerous Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The assassination added to the chaos in Mexico’s Michoacán state, where the military is trying to kick out the CJNG cartel.
Clara Elena Laborín Archuleta, the wife of imprisoned drug lord Hector Beltrán Leyva, was reportedly planning to retake turf in Acapulco that was once held by her husband's cartel.
The gunmen are reportedly allied to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, one of at least 10 criminal groups fighting for control of the Hot Land region in western Mexico.
The unconfirmed reports go some way to easing fears of the imminent outbreak of a major war — either within factions of the Sinaloa cartel, or between this group and the rapidly expanding Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The abduction of one of the kingpin's sons has triggered fears of a violent backlash, with reports suggesting another, more important, son might have been kidnapped as well.
Officials said the gunmen appeared to be targeting members of a rival group when they rounded up between 10 and 12 men from a gourmet restaurant in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta early on Monday.