It’s the frightening moment when Mexico’s deadliest cartel allegedly dropped a drone bomb on a rival camp in a new territorial war.
Gruesome video footage shows people fleeing for their lives after Jalisco’s new generation cartel members allegedly strike at a forest camp.
The bloody cartel’s ruthless rise to domination in Mexico has left a gruesome tale of bodies in its wake – ripping out the hearts of victims, dissolving their bodies in barrels of acid and even targeting pregnant women.
According to local reports, the cartel has now shelled at least two towns in the town of Tepalcatepec.
The gang reportedly began attacking the towns of El Bejuco and La Romera on Monday morning in a brutal attempt to take control of the town.
The heavily armed cartel stepped up strikes on Tuesday and moved with drones, dropping a series of bombs on a rival camp.
Disturbing images shared online show a blue tent in a wooded area repeatedly bombed as dozens rush to escape the attack.
The one-minute clip appears to show the camp being beaten at least four times by the gangsters.
Reports say some of the drones were shot down by armed groups.
A massive exodus of terrified residents of the city is expected for fear of further bombings by the Jalisco New Generation cartel.
A bloody war has since broken out between rival groups in Mexico for control of the drug markets, adding to the violence that has plagued the country for years.
Founded in 2009, the next-generation Jalisco Cartel is now considered the most dangerous and powerful cartel in Mexico.
His drug-trafficking empire is now reaching every corner of the globe, despite fierce competition from other cartels in Mexico and increasingly desperate efforts by international authorities to contain the bloody tide.
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration even offered a reward of $ 10,000,000 for any information leading to the capture of the leader of the cartel, Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera Cervantes.
But nothing appears to be slowing the growth of the heavily armed cartel – which is responsible for countless massacres in Mexico and has even seen the military come under fire.
The gang began when an older cartel split in the late 2000s and a vicious battle erupted between rival factions to fill the power vacuum.
Drug lord El Mencho, who had once been loyal to the Sinaloa cartel led by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, decided to seize the opportunity.
The formation of El Mencho’s new cartel was announced to the world during a violent public protest – gruesome shows eventually becoming the hallmark of the group.
After declaring war on their rivals – including the old masters of the Sinaloa Cartel of El Chapo – the cartel began a hostile takeover of the Mexican pharmaceutical industry.
Bloodthirsty El Mencho has built an empire more powerful than the dreaded El Chapo and his personal fortune alone is estimated at $ 1 billion.
The group is now estimated to have $ 50 billion in assets and has become Mexico’s most powerful cartel.
But a head of the Drug Enforcement Agency said El Mencho’s wife is a “financial genius” who holds the key to her empire and her arrest could bring it down.
In November, Mike Vigil said that the arrest of “Queen Narco” Rosalinda González Valencia for money laundering could cause “significant damage” to the cartel.
Vigil is one of the world’s leading experts on Mexican cartels, and in addition to being the former DEA’s former head of international operations, he has also worked undercover as an agent in Mexico.
He alleged that González Valencia was involved in the world of narco “from a young age” when his family created the Milenio cartel in the 1970s.
“She is a key figure within Jalisco New Generation,” he told The Sun Online.
“Rosalina is the financial genius behind the Jalisco New Generation cartel and we believe she is responsible for laundering their money. We are talking about hundreds of millions of dollars.
He added: “Rosalinda’s arrest is sure to have a significant impact on the cartel.
“If she cooperated and provided information and the Mexican government acted on it, it could seriously damage the cartel – it could cripple it. “
This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been reprinted here with permission.
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