Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel Expands to Baja California: Official

2/23/2016 InSight Crime 
guadalajaraAuthorities in Mexico have voiced fears the Jalisco Cartel has arrived in Baja California state, the most substantial indication yet the powerful criminal organization is expanding northward, potentially setting the stage for a deadly turf war between rival cartels.

Gualberto Ramírez Gutiérrez, head of the kidnapping unit within Mexico‘s Attorney General’s Office (Procuraduría General de la República – PGR), said authorities believe theJalisco Cartel – New Generation (Cartel de Jalisco – Nueva Generación – CJNG) is moving into the border state as he announced the capture of a suspected Sinaloa Cartel hit man, El Universal reported.

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