Large cartels seek to "fill" seats in CDMX, specialists agree

Large cartels seek to “fill” seats in CDMX, specialists agree

Cartel fight for territory

According to the program’s open data platform CIDE drug policy In 2020 alone, 150 criminal groups were identified throughout the country, of which 51 operated in Mexico City.

In 2019, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) announced its arrival in the capital through videos posted on social networks where they were seen walking the streets of the Gustavo A. Madero mayor’s office armed and offering protection to the inhabitants.

An alliance with La Unión Tepito -the criminal group with the largest presence in Mexico City- and with a weakened Tláhuac Cartel facilitated its expansion in at least 13 mayoralties.

The appointment of Omar García Harfuch as Secretary of Citizen Security was accompanied by important arrests of leaders of criminal groups, including Oscar Andrés “N”, “El Lunares”, leader of La Unión, in January 2020.

The blow to the criminal groups with operations in Mexico City with which the CJNG had links was answered by the unprecedented attack in June 2020 against the chief of the capital’s police.

In January 2022, Gerardo “N”, “El Yayo”, leader of the drug gang “Los Rodolfos”, an ally of the Jalisco Cartel, who had a presence in the Iztapalapa, Xochimilco, Tlalpan and Milpa Alta mayor’s offices, was captured.

The Tlalpan mayor’s office for several years has been an attraction for criminal groups for the transfer of drugs to the state of Morelos and the State of Mexico, it was for the group La Mano con Ojos, the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, among other organizations. criminals, including the Sinaloa Cartel.

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