Michoacán. – A subject who identified himself as Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, «El Mencho», leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generation Cartel (CJNG), appeared surrounded by an army of heavily armed men and said he will fight for full control of Tepalcatepec, Michoacán.
«People of Tepalcatepec, I am ‘Mencho’. I want to make it clear to you that my war is against Grandpa. I ask all innocent people not to leave their homes. We don’t want to affect them. You know well that I like to support the people and I always see for their well-being. I repeat: I am ‘Mencho’. Go out and fight, ‘Grandpa,’ son of your fucking mother, don’t throw people in front,» the guy said in a video circulating on social media.
«And you, Tepalcatepec National Guard, from the payroll that ‘Grandpa’ gives you, I give you twice as much and without suing you to fight. All I take care of is don’t get in the way,» he added.
Dozens of armed subjects and wearing special costumes are seen in the video. There’s even a man who wears a bazooka.
The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel is a Mexican organized crime group dedicated to drug trafficking and arms trafficking and, according to authorities in Mexico and the United States, as well as journalistic investigations, operates in 25 of the 32 states of Mexico although its largest presence is in the states of Baja California, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Veracruz and Jalisco. The leader is Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as «El Mencho», who has become one of the priority objectives of the Mexican and American government. At the end of 2018 alone, the Authorities of the American Union doubled the maximum reward offered, from five to $10 million, for his capture.
For years » El Mencho» has been charged by the United States with three counts of drug trafficking.
The Drug Encover Administration (DEA) included CJNG in the list of transnational criminal organizations, specifically within the government’s five priorities, which will create a group of specialists that will seek to combat these entities.
In 2015, the cartel was declared the most dangerous by the United States and a year later the Treasury Department described it as one of the most prolific and dangerous in the world.
According to InSight Crime, a foundation that studies organized crime and threats of national and citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean, CJNG has been associated with the extreme use of violence.
The organization noted that in the period following the emergence of CJNG, the homicide rate increased considerably in the western state of Jalisco.
The initial mission of the poster was also to combat the drug trafficking organization of Los Zetas in the eastern state of Veracruz, under the name Los Mata Zetas.