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Shocking footage has surfaced online allegedly showing Mexico’s deadliest cartel dropping bombs onto a rival camp in a new turf war.
The video, which was shared online by Conflict News Worldwide, shows people in a woodland camp seeming to narrowly escape death following a suspected strike from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
Local reports suggest the cartel began its brutal attempt to take over the Mexican city of Tepalcatepec on Monday morning (10 January), as the towns of El Bejuco and La Romera faced attacks.
The violent assaults got worse on Tuesday (11 January), as the cartel dropped a series of bombs from drones on a rival camp.
In the footage, the camp appears to be struck at least four times as dozens of people run for their lives.
Reports suggest a number of drones were shot down by armed groups.
Over the next few weeks, residents of the city are expected to flee from the impending danger of further bombings.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which was founded in 2009, is now considered the most powerful – and dangerous – cartel in Mexico.
Despite an ongoing war amongst other Mexican cartel rivals in past years, the Jalisco New Generation Cartels empire has reached all corners of the world, and they have seemingly taken control of much of the drug markets globally.
International authorities are now increasing their efforts in further desperate attempts to curb the violence and destruction caused by drug cartels.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has offered a $10,000,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of the cartel’s leader, Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera Cervantes, the New York Post has reported.
El Mencho’s empire is now thought to be more powerful than El Chapo’s once was, and his personal fortune alone sits at an estimated $1 billion.
The cartel’s assets are only rising, as they are now estimated to have reached $50 billion, thus making them the most powerful cartel in Mexico.
Interestingly, El Mencho previously belonged to El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel, before capitalising on factional rivals some years ago.
The new cartel swiftly declared war on their rivals and began its hostile takeover of the drug industry in Mexico.
Drug Enforcement Agency chief, Mike Vigil, alleged last year that El Mencho’s wife was the key to bringing the cartel down.
He told The Sun Online: “Rosalina is the financial genius behind the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and we believe she has been responsible for the laundering of their money."
“The arrest of Rosalinda is certainly going to have a significant impact on the cartel," he added.
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