Expert Says Weakened Sinaloa Cartel Under Attack by Rivals

10/10/16 InSight Crime

An award-winning Mexican journalist says the criminal empire of jailed kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is being hacked apart by his rivals, suggesting the Sinaloa Cartel could fracture in the absence of his leadership.

In an interview with Aristegui Noticias, investigative journalist and organized crime expert Anabel Hernández cited recent violence targeted at family members of El Chapo as evidence that the crime boss’ organization is under attack from rival groups.

“For the first time we might be seeing the real fall of Chapo Guzmán,” Hernández said, adding that the kingpin “no longer controls even his own house.”

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