Whereas the sons of the notorious drug lord El Chapo make headlines, there’s a new era of “Narco-Heirs” or Narco-Infants. Regardless of their youthful ages, they’re keen to trigger bloodbaths to maintain inherited turf and pursuits. On this new breed, gender and age don’t matter.
Many of the infamous Mexican cartel lords who got here to prominence within the Nineties are both useless, in jail, significantly in poor health, or anticipated to quickly die of outdated age.
The Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) and Jalisco New Era Cartel (CJNG) are more likely to have turnovers in management within the close to future. Sinaloa’s co-founder, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, is 75-years-old and is diabetic. Though CJNG chief Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera is youthful than Zambada, intelligence experiences be aware his severe kidney illness and even could have had a transplant. Whereas the cartel has made efforts to cover the well being of its ailing chief, even Mexican information shops have speculated prior to now about El Mencho’s passing.
The rise of those narco-heirs has led to using the time period “nepo-narcos” since their positions are the outcomes of nepotism over benefit.
CJNG: El Mencho’s Unknown Daughter
Laisha Michelle Oseguera González, 22, is among the daughters of El Mencho, nonetheless, her existence was debated for years with the world solely figuring out of two different youngsters: Jessica Johana and Rubén Oseguera Gonzalez.
Laisha’s existence turned public in November 2021, when she and her boyfriend on the time (Christian Fernando Gutierrez Ochoa) allegedly kidnapped two Mexican Navy personnel.
In accordance with a letter Laisha despatched to U.S. District Decide Beryl A. Howell after Jessica Johanna’s 2020 arrest, the writing revealed that Laisha was learning enterprise administration. Regardless of her age, she is already a needed fugitive in Mexico for allegedly kidnapping the 2 sailors.
One other nepo-narco with CJNG is Juan Carlos “El 03” Valencia González, a reported stepson of El Mencho and stepbrother to Laisha. El 03 is listed as one of many U.S. Division of Justice’s Most Wished since 2020 with a $5 million reward for his seize. Juan Carlos is the son of Rosalinda González Valencia, who in line with the latest navy intelligence, was made public via Guacamaya Leaks and is not El Mencho’s associate.
El 03 leads of one of many cartel’s “elite” enforcement teams tasked with preserving turf in Guanajuato, Michoacán, Jalisco, and Zacatecas.
The Mysterious Benjamines
Additionally on the listing of nepo-narcos are younger operators often called “Los Benjamines.” They’re the sons of the Tijuana Cartel founders Benjamín and Juan Carlos Arellano Félix — each imprisoned in the US.
In accordance with Zeta Journal in Tijuana, the names and faces of the Benjamines stay a thriller. One goes by the alias “El Piloto.”
The “Nepo-Narcos” of the Sinaloa Cartel
Whereas “Los Chapitos” have drawn world consideration in latest months, they’re amongst different heirs within the group. Since 2012, the U.S. has listed 5 youngsters of Juan Jose “El Azul” Esparragoza — one other co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel. Regardless of hypothesis about his demise, authorities from Mexico and the U.S. can not verify his very important standing.
In 2014, U.S. authorities and Mexican Marines carried out Operation Narco Polo to dismantle the Sinaloa Cartel. Whereas authorities arrested El Chapo and his shot callers on the high, El Azul’s household went untouched and saved a low profile.
José Juan A “El Cora” Esparragoza Jiménez stays in a Mexican jail. One other relative, Juan José Esparragoza Monzón, is believed to have died in 2021 from COVID-19 issues. Authorities in Sinaloa arrested a 3rd member of the clan, Cristian Ivan Esparragoza Gastelum, in 2015. The U.S. Division of Treasury lists sisters Brenda Guadalupe and Nadia Patricia Esparragoza for allegedly being a part of one of many networks of the Sinaloa Cartel by operating two firms in Jalisco.
The sons of the notorious Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, also called La Chapiza, are additionally nepo-narcos — significantly Ovidio “El Raton” Guzman. Simply three years in the past after his first arrest, allies compelled Mexico’s authorities to launch Ovidio after a swift terror marketing campaign.
The management of the Chapitos stays with the opposite three brothers: Iván, Jesús Alfredo, and Joaquín — all needed by the U.S.
Though not at the moment believed to be concerned instantly in organized crime, one other potential Sinaloa Cartel nepo-narco is Alejandrina Gisselle Guzmán Salazar. Guzman Salazar earnings from merchandising her notorious household via an internet storefront. Guzman Salazar additionally developed a craft lager bearing her father’s picture on the label.
Editor’s Be aware: Breitbart Texas traveled to Mexico Metropolis and the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists keen to threat their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face sure demise by the hands of the varied cartels that function in these areas together with the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym weren’t used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are revealed in each English and their unique Spanish. This text was written by “Dharma Fernández” from Baja California.