Outside Pressure, Internal Dissent Roiling Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel

11/2/16 InSight Crime

Recent reports point to disorder within the leadership of Mexico‘s Sinaloa Cartel, as pressure from security forces and competing organizations as well as internal rivalries appear to be furthering the crime group’s fragmentation.

According to unnamed federal government sources cited by El Universal, a September 30 attack on security forces in the town of Culiacán in Sinaloa state was orchestrated by Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada García, one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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