The war of ‘El Mencho’ vs ‘El Mayo’

War of “El Mencho” of the CJNG and “El Mayo Zambada” of Sinaloa, the reason for the murders in Zacatecas.

The struggles of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel have unleashed terror in the state of Zacatecas.

In a report by Milenio it is indicated that as of 2019 intentional homicides increased suddenly in Zacatecas; going from 733 to 1,188 in 2020.

In addition, so far in 2021 there have been 1,584 murders, 92% linked to organized crime.

Where does the CJNG dominate in Zacatecas?

The media count indicates that almost 38% of the murders are in Fresnillo; 14% in Guadeloupe; 12% in Valparaiso; 6.6% in Calera; 4.4% in Villa de Cos; 2.8 in Jerez; 2.5 in Morelos; 2% in Panuco and 1.6% in Ojocaliente.

And that in these ten municipalities that are located in the central area of ​​Zacatecas, dominated by the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel.

But according to the Prosecutor’s Office, the Sinaloa Cartel is beginning to gain ground with a strategy similar to that used by armies in wars by seizing towns bordering Zacatecas with Durango, Coahuila, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes and Jalisco.

Thanks to this they have “cornered” the hitmen of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho”.

Raids of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Niebla of the Sinaloa Cartel

According to Milenio, in 2019 investigating agents of the Zacatecas Prosecutor’s Office were intercepted by alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel, in the community of November 20, adjacent to Durango.

These would be the first documented incursion of “El Mayo”, initiating in that year the war between “El Mencho” and the CJNG.

One of the bloodiest shootings took place in the municipality of Valparaíso, bordering Jalisco. (With information from Milenio and El Imparcial)

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