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Who is Abraham Oseguera Cervantes, brother of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel detained in Mexico

The National Guard of Mexico dealt a serious blow to the most powerful drug trafficker in the country, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka ‘El Mencho’boss of Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). On Sunday, he arrested his older brother, Abraham Oseguera Cervantes, known as ‘Don Rodo’, who was believed to be carrying out administrative duties in the criminal organization.

The prison of ‘Dom Rodo‘occurred in the municipality of Autlán de Navarro, state of Jaliscoaccording to the National Detention Registry (RND).

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According to the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), Abraham Oseguera Cervantes “He is considered one of the main coordinators of the cartel’s logistical and financial operations, dedicated to money laundering and responsible for drug trafficking and sales.”

Ministerial and municipal police monitor the area where an armed confrontation took place in Huejúcar, state of Jalisco, Mexico, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by ULISES RUIZ/AFP). (ULISES RUIZ/)

After his arrest, he was transferred to the Specialized Organized Crime Prosecutor’s Office (FEMDO) located in Cuauhtémoc Mayor’s Officeat the Mexico City.

Currently, the CJNG It is one of the most prolific and violent drug trafficking organizations in the world. From a small group of defectors from the now-defunct Millennium Cartel has evolved to form a vast criminal network whose links extend across America, as well as Europe, Asia and Oceania, Insight Crime indicates.

The United States offers a reward of 10 million dollars for information leading to the capture of their leader,’El Mencho‘.

Hitmen of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, CJNG.  (DEA).

Hitmen of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, CJNG. (DEA).

The National Prison Registry describes Abraham Oseguera Cervantes as a man with white skin, dark hair and 1.70 meters tall. At the time of his arrest he was wearing a long-sleeved red, blue and white checkered shirt, jeans and black boots.

Security analyst David Saucedo told the AP agency that ‘Don Rodo’ does not have a bloodthirsty profile nor does he lead riot groups. Its function was to carry out “administrative activities within the cartel”.

“He was primarily responsible drug shipments to the United Stateshaving some transport routes under his control”, said Saucedo, who did not rule out that the arrest was carried out for the purpose of extradition to that country.

He explained that for many years Abraham had a discreet role, but according to archives and intelligence information, “it has long been known about its existence and the role it played within the Jalisco New Generation Cartel”.

According to the Infobae portal, Abraham had already been arrested in 1992 in the United States when, together with ‘El Mencho’, he sold heroin to two undercover police officers in a bar in San Francisco, California.

Both accepted their responsibility for the charged crime, for which ‘El Mencho’ was sentenced to five years in prison and Abraham to 10 years in prison.

The Mexican newspaper Reforma reported that ‘Don Rodo’ returned to Mexico after serving time.

In 2013 he was accused of murder in Michoacán, but the statute of limitations expired and the investigation was shelved.

In December 2022, another of ‘El Mencho‘, Antonio Oseguera Cervantes, aka ‘Tony Montana’who was accused of organizing logistics, buying weapons, laundering money for the cartel and organizing violent offensives against antagonistic groups, recalls the AP.

The United States offers 10 million dollars for El Mencho.

The United States offers 10 million dollars for El Mencho.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the CJNG It is one of the most dangerous and prolific mafias in the world. Mexico. It is responsible for bringing in significant quantities of illegal drugs, such as fentanyl and use “extreme violence” to achieve this objective.

The origin of CJNG dates back to the 2000s, when Millennium Cartelcommanded by Valencia family, maintained an alliance with Sinaloa Cartelled by Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, with the aim of combating rivals such as The Zetas in certain states like Vera Cruz.

In August 2003, after the arrest of Armando Valencia Corneliuswho was leader of the Millennium CartelÓscar Nava Valencia, by the way’The wolf‘, assumes leadership of the mafia.

To confront the drug war with its enemies,’The wolf‘created an armed wing of Murderers which was named ““Los Mata Zetas”which is the direct antecedent of the emergence of CJNG.

In 2007, the DEA first documented a conspiracy between then-leaders of the Millennium CartelNemesio Oseguera Cervantes and his brother-in-law Abigael González Valenciato traffic cocaine from Colombia to the United States through Mexico, according to the Animal Político portal.

Two years later, in 2009, ‘El Mencho’ and González Valencia expanded their supplier network to Ecuador.

In June of the same year, Los Mata Zetas They made their first appearance when they emerged from an abandoned van in Cancun the lifeless bodies of three men, who had plastic bags tied to their heads.

A message was placed next to the victims: “We are the new group kills Zetas and we are against kidnapping and extortion, and we will fight against them in all states for a cleaner Mexico,” the alert said, according to El Universal.

Subsequently, conflicts arose within the Millennium Cartelwhich ended up divided into two main sides: The Resistance, led by Ramiro Pozosalso known as ‘El Molca’, and Los Mata Zetaswho were commanded by ‘El Mencho‘.

In 2010, Los Mata Zetas they changed their name to Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG)with ‘El Mencho’ as leader and financed by his brother-in-law González Valencia.

Mexico: The Jalisco New Generation Cartel shows a powerful paramilitary command equipped with armored vehicles and weapons of war.  (Video capture).

Mexico: The Jalisco New Generation Cartel shows a powerful paramilitary command equipped with armored vehicles and weapons of war. (Video capture).

Today the CJNG It continues to expand, paving the way with blood and fire in search of hegemonic control over everything Mexico. The cartel’s enormous firepower includes automatic machine guns, grenade launchers and rocket launchers.

“Based on violence, death and terror, on its instruments of war, on the cartel it commands”El Mencho‘controls the entire national territory, from Quintana Roo to Baja California, where it sealed an alliance with the Tijuana Cartelalso called the New Generation because, although it is led by Enedina Arellano Félix – a member of the so-called old guard – the rest of its members are young people with little experience in organized crime”, said the journalist specializing in security and crime. Sin Embargo studies of organized crime, Ricardo Ravelo.

Insight Crime maintains that the key to CJNG’s rapid growth was the strategic presence of operators on the southwestern border of the United States, adjacent to the Mexican state of Tijuana, and on the northwestern border, adjacent to Vancouver, Canada. Along with this, it has control over areas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans where it consumes drugs.

He CNJGoften in alliance with local criminal groups, they replaced the historically dominant cartels in Mexico as Sinaloa and that of the Beltrán Leyva brothers.

The DEA considers that CJNG distributes cocaine It is methamphetamines along 10 thousand kilometers of the Pacific Ocean, in an area that extends from Ecuador to the border of the United States and Canada.

Furthermore, the DEA has evidence that, starting in 2014, the CJNG expanded its operations into Asia and Oceania.

The federal government of Mexico considers that the ‘El Mencho’ cartel is the one with the largest presence in Mexico, as it is confirmed that it has operations in 27 states, according to the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF).

The United States Department of Justice considers it the “best armed cartel in Mexico”. Although a DEA report indicates that it is present in 26 cities in the United States, such as Orlando, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; in addition to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Source: Elcomercio

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