The foreign policies of the Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG – Part II: The Asia-Pacific

Source: Brookings

08/05/22

The Sinaloa Cartel and Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) are in increasing competition around the globe. The older and innovative Sinaloa Cartel has had much more established external relations and pioneered expansion into Asia-Pacific. But CJNG is aggressively following suite. Meanwhile, changes in the Sinaloa leadership and two other crime market developments have driven a far more provocative “foreign policy” by the Sinaloa Cartel than was the case until about 2015. In my previous column, I explored the “foreign policies” of the Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG in the Americas. This week, I focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and in my subsequent columns, on Europe and Africa.

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