It's been called the bloodiest single attack on Mexican law enforcement officers in recent years.
Cartel members also assembled their own assault rifles in makeshift facilities since seized by federal authorities in the Jalisco mountains, the newspaper reported. Keep clicking to see which Texas cities are controlled by which cartels. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel has seen unprecedented expansion, growing to a major group in only five years, according to The Associated Press.
Mexican officials told The Wall Street Journal that the gang has killed about 50 public servants in the past two years, kidnapping and murdering a congressman in and killing Jalisco's tourism secretary in That Zeta-killing behavior has made it dangerously close to U. Mexican officials have tried that approach with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, arresting at least six of its leaders mcaloenaccording to various media reports.
Scroll through the gallery for 18 need-to-know facts about Mexico's latest deadly drug cartel. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel gets its weapons — including rocket-propelled grenades, antitank missiles and caliber sniper rifles — from Central American and U.
A smaller portion goes to Los Zetas. Keep clicking to find out how cartels divvy up their drug-selling regions.
Show More Show Less 2of Beltran-Leyva and Los Zetas also have smaller stakes. However, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is sometimes tragically horrible at killing Zetas: the group killed 35 people, allegedly Zetas, whose bodies were found in Veracruz in September On Wednesday, April esxorts,the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel killed 15 police officers and wounded five after stopping a police convoy on a rural highway near Tlaquepaque, Mexico.
The pie charts show the share of DEA drug cases as of May that are attributed to each cartel. Unlike older cartels, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is willing to wage war on the state and federal government: on May 1, cartel fighters clashed with federal forces, downed a military helicopter and blockading streets with burning vehicles in Guadalajara.
However, it was later found that none of them were cartel-affiliated, according to In Sight Crime.