“The minors have already grown older and what they have left over is people”, is heard in the narcocorrido JGL played by Luis R. Conriquez who recounts how after the capture and extradition to the United States of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, His descendants have managed to continue the legacy that he left with the Sinaloa Cartel.
The images of the arrival of Ovidio Guzmán López at the Altiplano Prison
During the early hours of Thursday, January 5, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) orchestrated a successful operation that culminated in the arrest of the son of the founder of the Sinaloa Cartel, who was transferred to a maximum security prison in the State of Mexico
And it is that, despite the fact that the arrest of the founder of the so-called Pacific Cartel generated some ruptures within the criminal organization, the little boys they took on the task of adapt to new business models that, although they do not coincide in their entirety with the one that their father drove, has allowed them to remain as one of the most dangerous and important criminal cells operating in the country.
Under this tenor, the Guzmán López brothers: Joachim and Ovid; as well as the Guzmán Salazar: Ivan Archivaldo and Jesus Alfredo share absolute control of the criminal organization with Ismael Zambada Garcia, alias “El Mayo”and the brothers of “El Chapo”, Aureliano and Miguel Ángel Guzmán Loera“El Guano” and “El Mudo”, respectively.
Although the Sinaloa Cartel is considered by both the public and the Mexican and US authorities as one of the most powerful criminal organizations operating in Mexico, with the extradition of Joaquín Guzmán Loera to the United States, some other criminal groups have sought their own risestarring in multiple disputes throughout the Mexican Republic with the descendants and partners of El Chapo.
Minigun, the powerful machine gun used by the Air Force in Jesús María, Culiacán, to capture Ovidio Guzmán
Federal forces used a helicopter gunship during the operation that culminated in the fall of Ovidio Guzmán López
According to information from the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) recovered by the media Jalisco Union, The Pacific Cartel has a presence in 20 states of Mexico: Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Mexico City, Chiapas, Colima, Chihuahua, Durango, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Querétaro, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Yucatán and Zacatecas.
However, other criminal groups have also gained ground in these entities, leaving the quarrels of the Sinaloa Cartel distributed as follows:
Who is Ovidio Guzmán “El Ratón”, the son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán arrested this Thursday in Culiacán
After the extradition of the founder of the Sinaloa Cartel to the United States, in Culiacán his legacy was left in command of his sons who are already listed as priority targets for both Mexican and US authorities.
-Baja California: Cartel del Pacífico VS Cartel de los Arellano Félix and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG)
-Chihuahua: Pacific Cartel VS La Línea-New Juárez Cartel (NCDJ), The Mexicles
-Colima: Pacific Cartel VS Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG)
-Jalisco: The Pacific Cartel supports La Nueva Plaza, a cell and split from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG)
-Oaxaca: Pacific Cartel VS Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG)
-Quintana Roo: Pacific Cartel VS Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), Gulf cartel and Los Pelones
-Sinaloa: Pacific Cartel VS Los Beltrán Leyva cartel
-Sonora: Pacific Cartel VS Los Beltrán Leyva Cartel
-Zacatecas: Pacific Cartel VS Gulf cartelthe Taliban and the Northeast Cartel
The disputes that the Pacífico Cartel maintains with the aforementioned criminal groups are mainly for control of the drug dealing in synthetic drugs, extortion, kidnappings and drug trafficking routes.
While Joaquín Guzmán Loera is serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison in the United States, his legacy in the Sinaloa Cartel has suffered certain ruptures that, although they have generated changes, they have not destabilized it.
Military intelligence data from the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) have identified the main leaders of the Pacific Cartel Archivaldo Ivan Guzman Salazar (The Chapitos), Rafael Caro Quintero (R-1), Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada (The Mayos) and Aureliano “El Guano” Guzman Loera (The Guanos).
“Two leadership blocs can be seen: the traditional one, prone to negotiation, where The May, Guano and R-1; and the second that head the little boys, which is more violent. In order to mitigate differences with the descendants of Guzmán Loera, El Mayo chose to respect the preserve of power for his children, ”said the agency headed by Luis Cresencio Sandoval in a report recovered by Unión Jalisco.