Brazil is in the sights of Mexican drug cartels

Brazil is in the sights of Mexican drug cartels

The Sinaloa Mexican cartel, led by the powerful Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as “El Chapo,” who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the United States, is said to be seeking to expand its influence in Brazil, where it is believed to have agreements with the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), according to a report by the Brazilian National Intelligence Agency (Abin).

“Known for their extreme violence, which makes them one of the most dangerous organizations in the world, Mexican organizations continue to expand their influence in drug-producing, consuming, and transit countries, such as Brazil,” the Abin document states.

The report highlights that Mexican drug traffickers, who are currently the most powerful and violent in the world, view Brazil, with its population of over 200 million, as an “important drug consumption market and trafficking route” destined for Europe.

In addition to the famous Sinaloa cartel, the Jalisco Nueva Generación group is also interested in establishing operations in Brazil. “The Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel is involved in extortion, kidnapping, vehicle theft, and arms trafficking. They have also specialized in providing money laundering services in tax havens for other factions and even business groups,” the document points out.

The Brazilian embassy in Mexico has detected “concrete connections” between the Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generación cartels and the PCC. Contacts with Mexican organizations were initiated by Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos, a trusted associate of Marco Willians Camacho, also known as Marcola, the historical leader of the PCC.

Recently, we featured a comprehensive article on our channel about how the largest criminal faction in Brazil is taking advantage of the crisis in Venezuela and recruiting Venezuelan refugees in Brazil.

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