Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel built an empire on cocaine, but it’s betting on another drug to feed US appetites

2/4/21

Source: Business Insider

Culiacán, MEXICO — Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel built an empire on cocaine, but it’s shifting its focus to a new, more powerful drug in in response to changing demand in the US.

Although the cartel, known for its now-jailed kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is still a huge distributor of cocaine in the US, the organization is betting on fentanyl to feed the demand for opioids north of the border while keeping the cartel on top in Mexico.

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