The capture of Tijuana Cartel leader Fernando Sanchez Arellano has left his mother in charge of the Mexican drug trafficking group, a change that could herald a shift towards semi-legal business operations and less violence.
It is tempting to separate Mexico's drug cartels into six hierarchical groups, each competing for trafficking turf. The reality, however, is that the Sinaloa Federation, the Gulf Cartel, the Tijuana Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, the Zetas and La Familia, not to mention several new offshoot organization
Mexican drug cartels prosper on their reputations of rape trees and ice chests full of local police officer heads. Recently though, a few of the bad boys of the cartel class have developed a fear of clowns that goes far deeper than a childhood reading of IT. Last week in Los Cabos, Mexico the former head of the Tijuana Cartel was taken out by a Fizbo look alike. #truth