The Cárteles Unidos was formed by the Cartel de Tepalcatepec, the Viagras, and others, to combat the Jalisco Cartel in Michoacán.
The Sinaloa Cartel is often described as the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere.
La Fuerza Anti-Unión, which battles La Union Tepito for territories in Mexico City, has grown rapidly.
La Unión Tepito takes its name from the notorious Mexico City neighborhood of Tepito, where it began.
The Jalisco Cartel New Generation is often considered Mexico's most feared cartel, whose operations stretch across the country.
The Guerreros Unidos operate in central Mexico and have been linked to the Ayotzinapa Massacre.
The Tijuana Cartel is based in one of the most strategically important Mexico border cities for drug trafficking.
The Beltrán Leyva Organization was run by the Beltrán Leyva brothers, who are now either dead or serving prison time.
Like the Familia Michoácana, the Knights Templar uses religious imagery to project themselves as more than a drug cartel.
The Juárez Cartel’s rivalry the Sinaloa Cartel helped turn Juarez into one of the most violent cities on Earth.
The Barrio Azteca prison gang has grown into an armed criminal organization controlling drug trafficking in Juárez, Mexico.
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