Cartel activity in mexico map. In the midst of this seething mountain capital mexicos security ministry houses a bizarre museum a collection of what the army seizes from drug traffickers. 2011 national gang threat assessment emerging trends view printable version pdf the gang estimates presented in the 2011 national gang threat assessment ngta represent the collection of. The mexican drug war also known as the mexican war on drugs. This weeks security weekly is a condensed version of our annual mexico drug cartel report in which we assess the most significant developments of 2014 and provide.
Figure 1 click map to enlarge shows the distribution of dea field offices. Organized crime and drug trafficking organizations congressional research service 1 background mexico shares a nearly 2000 mile border with the united states and the two countries have. The sinaloa cartel has a presence in 17 mexican states. By tristan reed editors note.
The pie chart for each office shows the percentage of cases attributed to specific mexican cartels in an individual dea office area of responsibility. Guerra contra el narcotrafico en mexico is an ongoing asymmetric low intensity conflict between the mexican government and various drug trafficking syndicates. Its mission is the distribution of marijuana cocaine methamphetamines and heroin from both colombia and southeast asia to be introduced both in the united states and in europe and south america using a network of intermediaries that operate.