All About Jalisco Cartel

CANADA / 26 DEC 2016

In less than a decade, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) has transformed into one of the most prolific and violent drug trafficking organizations in the world. From a small…

JALISCO CARTEL / 20 OCT 2016

A bloody cartel war raging in the state of Baja California Sur hints at the new strategies and alliances forming as Mexico's fragmented underworld reorganizes.

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 10 OCT 2016

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…

HEROIN / 26 SEP 2016

Two of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels are battling for control of the US heroin market, the DEA says, raising the possibility that heroin trafficking patterns may be evolving along…

EL MENCHO / 9 SEP 2016

Media outlets in Mexico have posted an online audio recording purported to be a conversation in which one of the country’s most wanted drug lords orders an apparently subservient police…

JALISCO CARTEL / 2 SEP 2016

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto says nearly 2,500 members of the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation have been apprehended just in the state of Jalisco since May 2015, a statement…

EL CHAPO / 22 AUG 2016

Two sons of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, allegedly kidnapped from a restaurant in Jalisco by rivals, have been released unharmed after secret negotiations.There is still uncertainty surrounding…

EL MENCHO / 18 AUG 2016

Authorities in Mexico have confirmed the CJNG drug trafficking group was responsible for the recent kidnapping of the son of the Sinaloa Cartel's incarcerated leader, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, an indication the CJNG's…

JALISCO CARTEL / 16 AUG 2016

A group of men that included a son of El Chapo Guzmán were abducted at gunpoint from an upscale restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in what appears to be a…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 27 JUL 2016

Authorities in Mexico continue to focus on hunting down the heads of the country's most prominent cartels, pursuing a kingpin strategy that will probably do little to cure a dire…

JALISCO CARTEL / 25 JUL 2016

The third reporter murdered in the southern Mexico state of Veracruz this year was gunned down in front of his family despite being under police protection at the time, illustrating…

JALISCO CARTEL / 15 JUL 2016

More than three years into the term of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) and Sinaloa Cartel operate in 15 states combined, while the Zetas…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

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InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…