Mexico President’s Account Suggests Cartel is a Megastructure

09/02/16  InSight Crime

federal police mexicoMexico President Enrique Peña Nieto says nearly 2,500 members of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation have been apprehended just in the state of Jalisco since May 2015, a statement which would make the cartel a megastructure should the numbers be accurate.

Mexico’s government presented the 4th Report of Enrique Peña Nieto’s Presidency to Congress on September 1. Amidst the various assessments of Peña Nieto’s policies were the results of the military-led ‘Operation Jalisco’ launched on May 1st last year to tackle the growing Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG).

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