While the DEA is taking out prescribers… Mexican Cartels set up shop in major cities

DEA Report Shows Infiltration of Mexican Drug Cartels in Major US Cities


Mexican drug cartels control drug trafficking in multiple U.S. cities throughout the Southwest and continue to spread over the entire nation, a DEA report reveals.

While government officials continue to claim that the border is secure, a recently unclassified intelligence report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration called Areas of Influence of Major Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations shows that the entire nation is under the influence of drug cartels.

Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO) is a word commonly used by government agencies to describe drug cartels.

The DEA claims that the cartel’s currently active in the United States include the Sinaloa Cartel, the Gulf Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, the Knights Templar, The Beltran Leyva Cartel (BLO) Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) Los Zetas.

“No other group is currently positioned to challenge them,” the DEA said in their report as they label cartels as the single largest drug threat to America.

Areas of Cartel Influence in the U.S. (Photo: U.S. DEA)

The Sinaloa Cartel maintains the most significant presence in the United States,” the report revealed. “They are the dominant TCO along the west coast, through the Midwest and into the Northeast.”

The cartels influence is so vast that it shows their presence in the largest U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit and many others.

In the case of Chicago, which has seen out of control drug violence, the drug cartels operating in those areas are the Sinaloa Cartel and its rivals Los Zetas and the Beltran Leyva Cartel.

“(Mexican cartels) control drug trafficking across the Southwest Border and are moving to expand their share, particularly in the heroin and methamphetamine trade,” the report revealed.

In the case of regional cartels like the Gulf, Los Zetas and Juarez cartels, the have a strong control near the border but their influence and operational capacity wanes with distance from the border.

In Texas, the state is divided into three areas of influence with the Sinaloa Cartel controlling the panhandle and northern areas, the Gulf Cartel controlling the coast bearing its name and the Beltran Leyva Cartel controlling the area from Abilene to El Paso. The BLO further expands to the west to control most of the neighboring state of New Mexico.

In the border cities of McAllen, the Gulf Cartel dominates the area but the Sinaloa Federation and Los Zetas are also listed as being active in the region. Just 60 miles east in Brownsville the Gulf Cartel, Sinaloa and the Knights Templar are the active cartels.

In Laredo, Eagle Pass and San Antonio, Los Zetas appear to the dominant cartel. In Eagle Pass no other cartel appears to operate, however in Laredo there is some presence by the Gulf Cartel and Sinaloa.

San Antonio sees more variety with the presence of Sinaloa, knights Templar, Juarez Cartel and Beltran Leyva; however the major activity is linked to Los Zetas.

In Houston, region is evenly shared between Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel, Sinaloa, Beltran Leyva and Knights Templars.

In Austin, the main cartel is the Knights Templar with Beltran Leyva and Los Zetas also having a presence there.

While Forth Worth is under complete control of the Sinaloa Federation, in nearby Dallas the drug trade is split between Sinaloa, Los Zetas, Beltran Leyva, the Knights Templar and CJNG.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award winning journalist with Breitbart Texas you can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

4 Responses

  1. “No other group is currently positioned to challenge them,” the DEA said in their report as they label cartels as the single largest drug threat to America.” Silly me, I thought Rx’d Opioids, M.D.s, and chronic pain patients were the great threat.
    What a great scheme by the DEA to assure job security; intimidate and prosecute Physicians, under treat or stop treating Chronic Pain patients with Opioids to assure the Mexican Drug Cartels will have more business that only the DEA is positioned to challenge.
    I smell a rat.

  2. So why Is an organization that is specifically designed to stop this types of infiltration picking on the medical profession?

    What are our choices for stopping these illegal drug organizations if our government is not?

    It’s typical of a government run operation, just like the crews working on a road, 1 person working and 4 others leaning on shovels watching.

    I think it’s time for the Obama administration to step in and enlist the other 3 letter agencies to stop this war dead in its tracks. If they can’t do it then hire people who will!

    • We can show up and protest simultaneously at all 6 diversion field offices of the DEA. I have the media coverage pretty much set up to cover all six protest and I spoke to the chapter head of the ACLU here in Broward County and he advised there is no concern for any repercussions from the DEA for protesting. The only thing that I must remember is that certain cities require a permit if more than a certain number of people show up so I will be responsible for that.

      There is a group I set up for the purpose of organizing this Florida protest. It is called Chronic Pain Patients for DEA Reform. You can ask to join the group and I will approve the request. Make sure that you read the pinned post at the top. This is not an ongoing support group. This is only to plan a one time event in Florida to protest the DEA. After taking a look around and if you don’t like what you see or you are not interested, you can always leave or unfollow the group. The goal is with 6 Florida television stations doing a story about a simultaneous protest at 6 DEA diversion field offices that this would catch or capture the national media Weatherby CNN or another national newscast. This problem is nationwide and it’s not going to get solved on a state-by-state basis. It has to be solved at the federal level by raining in these yahoos called the DEA. And national news coverage would break the dam wide open in my humble opinion.

  3. Steve, that map looks astoundingly similar to my wireless carrier’s coverage map.

    Has the DEA investigated any possible connection?

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