Starting inthe Zetas heavily fragmented into independent localised factions, no longer capable of large-scale international drug trafficking. Mexican bootleggers supplied alcohol to the United States gangsters throughout the duration of the Prohibition in the United States and the onset of the illegal drug trade with the U.
Sincecrime-related violence has resulted in an estimateddeaths. Smuggling remains a booming business. And in the CJNG ambushed and murdered 15 Mexican cops in one of the deadliest attacks on law enforcement in the country.
Email us at tips the-sun. They've killed women and children, and have been known to rape family members of their rivals and force them to watch. There were no large-scale high-profile military operations against their core structures in urban areas until the Mexican electionwhen the right-wing PAN party gained the presidency and started a crackdown on cartels in their own turf.
It is the main foreign supplier of cannabis and an important entry point of South American cocaine  and Asian  methamphetamines to the United States. Holiday from Hell 17 17 Armed cops patrol the beaches of Cancun after recent cartel violence in the regionCredit: James Breeden Tourist hotspots are being swallowed up by the rising tide of cartel bloodshed - including along the Carribean coast - whereBrits sun themselves every year.