Does ‘El Mencho’ have his days numbered? US proposes plan to kill or capture CJNG leader

Will ‘El Mencho’ free her? The senator Tom Cotton, from Arizona, and the representative Morgan Lutrell, from Texas, presented before the United States Senate an initiative to kill or capture the leaders of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

In the proposal, which is called “Jalisco Cartel Neutralization Law” and was presented on February 8, the Republicans propose that the Defense Department -The Pentagon- establish a strategy and provide a report on its progress to capture or assassinate the leader of the CJNG.

According to the arguments of the American legislator Luttrell, the border between Mexico and the United States “is being exploited by the cartels, as they carry out one of the most extensive drug and human trafficking operations in the world, without leaving any corner of our country free from the danger of cartel activity.”

In addition, he said, this criminal organization is the most dangerous organization in Mexico and the second most powerful drug cartel, so “it must be identified and dismantled to safeguard the American people.”

“The Jalisco cartel cannot continue to be emboldened on our border and that the United States military must be ready to confront and eliminate the Jalisco cartel, should it be determined that the best course of action is to use the Armed Forces of our great country”he added.

The senators even accused that the mexican cartels They continue to kill Americans “at a higher rate than any terrorist group in history.”

Who is the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel?

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel is headed by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantesbetter known as “El Mencho”, one of the most wanted drug traffickers in the world.

This cartel is primarily known for drug trafficking, specifically cocaine and methamphetamine. The cartel is also known to cannibalize some of its victims, in addition to using drones and rocket-propelled grenades to attack its enemies.

As of 2020, this criminal organization was considered the most dangerous in the country and the second most powerful drug cartel in Mexicoafter the Sinaloa Cartel. For the United States, “it is heavily militarized and more violent than other criminal organizations.”