Sinaloa Cartel, the most powerful in the world


The Sinaloa cartel operates in 17 states of the Mexican Republic, while the CJNG operates in 25 states of Mexico.

Around the world, there are different cartels that dominate drug trafficking in different countries. Among which are the CDS (Sinaloa Cartel) and the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG).

According to PoliticoMX, the top mafias and cartels in the world, Mexico has 3 of the mafias that lead the top of the most dangerous and powerful.

Who founded the Sinaloa Cartel?

The Sinaloa cartel was founded by the following characters, of which you have surely heard:

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, or better known as El Chapo.

Ismael Zambada, also known as “El Mayo.”

Juan José de Jesús Esparragoza Moreno, alias «El Azul».

And Héctor Luis Palma, alias el «Güero».

The Sinaloa cartel operates in 17 states of the Mexican Republic, while the CJNG operates in 25 states of Mexico.

Within the United States of America, the Sinaloa cartel operates in 50 cities, while the CJNG operates in only 25 of the United States and still relies on thug tactics and low-level criminal activities in Mexico, extortion, kidnapping, human trafficking, prostitution

On an international level, the Sinaloa cartel has greater influence and global coverage since it operates in 53 countries in the world, making it the most sophisticated and powerful cartel in the world.


“El Mencho”, the bloodthirsty leader of the organization that has plunged the country into the worst wake of violence in recent history. Like “El Chapo” Guzmán did, the CJNG boss tries to ingratiate himself with the population that he ironically flogs for with criminal activities.

Narcotráfico en México: El Chapo Guzmán, El Mencho y El Vicreoy buscaron  formar Cártel de Cárteles | La República

The aid that the cartels dispense is diluted compared to the destruction they cause. It is a propaganda war on social networks. The same they filter a video distributing aid, than beheading a rival.

In Sinaloa, for example, there have been up to four demonstrations in favor of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán

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In 2015, when José and his three brothers found out that El Chapo had escaped from prison, they jumped out of their seat and screamed with joy.

” El Chapo escaped. He’s the best!” Celebrated José, 18, and an admirer of the drug lord, whose real name is Joaquín Guzmán Loera.

José, a merchant, was so excited that to celebrate he attended a march through the streets of Culiacán, the capital of Guzmán Loera’s home state. He carried a banner that read “Chapo, thank you for taking care of us from kidnappings, robberies and fees. We support you”.

Although there is little doubt about the damage that Guzmán caused, for many Mexicans, he is an unusual combination of Robin Hood and tycoon, a cause for jubilation, an object of respect and even reverence, given his inexhaustible ability to outwit the Mexican government.

(Photo: Cuartoscuro)(Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Why do people admire it? “Because he is a living legend. It’s like Al Capone, like Luciano, like ScarfaceIt’s like a television character, only this one is real, ” said a villager.