Tags: Mexico | mexico | drug | war | cartel

Mexico Says Some 80 Drug Cartels at Work in Country

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 05:24 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's new Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says as many as 80 small to medium drug cartels are operating in the country, a vast rise from the last government assessment.

Karam told MVS Radio Tuesday that officials are working to identify all the country's drug-trafficking organizations, which vary widely in size.

The administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto took office on Dec. 1 and officials said Monday that former President Felipe Calderon had fragmented the country's cartels, making them more dangerous, by focusing on the killing and capture of cartel heads.

Murillo Karam tells MVS Radio that he calculates 60 to 80 small- and medium-size cartels are operating.

Calderon's government issued an August report naming only eight large drug cartels.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Trial Starts for Venezuela Opposition Leader Lopez

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 23:04 PM

Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez went on trial in Venezuela on Wednesday, accused of masterminding anti-governmen . . .

Chinese Leader Ends Latin American Tour in Communist Cuba

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 15:05 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, th . . .

Brazil, Argentina Soccer Players Refuse Return to Ukraine Team

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 08:52 AM

Five Brazilian soccer players and an Argentine are refusing to return to Ukraine’s richest soccer club because of the co . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved