The Brown it hinders the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. It affects the timing and logistics of moving drugs from the Pacific to the border with the United States. It is the shortest and safest route for the criminal group, but the power of the cartel of Santa Rosa de Lima It is installed right in the middle of the road.
This is a stellar fight between kings of crime: the one of the Huachicol and the one of the methamphetamines. And in Guanajuato only one can reign. So they have turned the state into a war field where one of the two will have to lose first.
The empire of José Antonio Yépez Ortiz It is an obstacle for the CJNG to continue its journey without problem: In order for its drugs to arrive from the ports it dominates in the Pacific to the safest place on the border where drugs can enter North American territory, it must pass through the territory of The Brown. And that is what El Mencho wants to take away.
Thus, Guanajuato has become the territory of greatest dispute in the entire country for organized crime.
According to the Administration for Drug Control (DEA) the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel has expanded throughout the territory with presence in practically all the federal entities.
It has absolute control of the ports of Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas and Acapulco. While in the north of the country it has a presence in Tijuana, Mexicali, Nogales and Ciudad Juárez but it is the Sinaloa cartel of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán and Ismael May Zambada the true leaders of that territory. So the option for the Guadalajara cartel is Reynosa, where it has a greater presence although shared with the remnants of Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel.
With these scenarios, the shortest route to reach Reynosa is from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas. 15 hours in which you must cross Michoacán, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí and Tamaulipas.
Michoacán is the total territory of the CJNG but the problem is in the middle of the road, upon reaching Guanajuato, where the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel operates.
The hitmen of Nemesio Oseguera El Mencho they must take the Morelia-Salamanca highway and cross two of the main junctions led entirely by The Brown: Villagrán-Salamanca and Salamanca-Celaya highway. The intersection with this last highway is just 20 kilometers from the entrance to the community of Santa Rosa, the bastion of Yépez Ortiz. About 15 minutes by car.
It is the same route that federal and state authorities have hardly managed to circulate. It is the same place as 15 months ago The Brown He ordered to hinder with burning cars and entire families to prevent capture.
So going through these points is a constant fight.
El Mencho He tried it for good. In January 2017, he sent one of his nephews to negotiate with the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel. He offered them to join his ranks and they would keep the fuel theft business that he was not interested in. The conversation did not end well. The Brown He was not interested in serving anyone and had no problem in having his men assassinate the CJNG envoy in an Italian Coffee in Irapuato where the meeting was.
That strengthened the Guanajuato criminal but made him Nemesio Oseguera’s number one enemy, not only for having rejected his offer, but for having killed his nephew.
Today, both maintain Guanajuato as the state with the highest number of homicides. While state and federal authorities continue to try to weaken them, so far without finding either one.