Capture Of “El Mencho”, Jalisco Cartel #1 Boss, Causes 22 Road Blocks
Written By Antonio Rios on Sunday, August 26, 2012 | 5:18 PM
The suspected successor of the newly formed Jalisco cartel or Jalisco Nueva Generacion, has caused 22 road blocks in the south-western states of Jalisco and Colima.
The roadblocks are a response from El Mencho's cartel gangsters of their dear leader's arrest. Most roadblocks were engulfed in flames purposely to cause terror in the areas in which they operate.
The Jalisco cartel boss was allied with the Sinaloa cartel headed by El Chapo Guzman. A special unit formed by the Mexican federal government Federal Police Elite Forces, whom gather intel from the DEA, were successful in the capture of this top cartel drug lord.
El Mencho had escaped previously from a military operation last march in Zapopan, Jalisco, where Erick Valencia Salazar a.k.a. "El 85" was captured who was then the predecessor of El Mencho.
The Jalisco cartel was formed after the capo Ignacio "El Nacho" Coronel was killed by Mexican security forces July 201o who was the #5 of the Sinaloa cartel and was leading the members of the Jalisco cartel before they formed the Jalisco organization. The bosses of the Sinaloa cartel were #1 El Chapo Guzman, #2 EL Mayo Zambada, #3 El Azul Esparragoza, #4 El Vicentillo Zambada and Nacho Coronel.
It appears that the Jalisco cartel will fade away like the Familia Michoacana, La Resistencia, Los Negros and the Acapulco cartel whom are all on the brink of extinction now that the Sinaloa cartel is helping the Gulf cartel stay alive fighting against Los Zetas, the most ruthless band of mercenaries who only know how to kill and have not mastered the art of metric ton smuggling into the United States and abroad like the original cartels. Instead, Los Zetas have been extorting businesses in the turfs that they control, auto theft, murder, stolen goods and many other forms of generating revenue.
The Sinaloa cartel had sent the Jalisco cartel after the Zetas which ignited a bloody conflict in which both sides were kidnapping each others members and dismembering them.
It is not known who will take the big chair as supreme boss of the Jalisco cartel, but one thing is clear however, the Jalisco cartel is still operational and most of it's members are young, ruthless murderers with cartel war experience.
This is the predecessor "El 85" who worked for Nacho Coronel whom after his death, Coronel's drug trafficking gang in which the Jalisco cartel was formed and the other half of the gang split off and became La Resistencia linked to the Beltran-Leyva drug trafficking organization and are allied with Los Zetas. Greed for smuggling territory, taxing territory, money and power caused Nacho's people to split to the biggest cartels in present Mexico: The Sinaloa cartel and Los Zetas.