Sinaloa Drug Cartel Research Paper

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The Sinaloa drug Cartel, is the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Sinaloa drug Cartel was founded in the Mid-1980’s and its membership; operatives in seventeen Mexican states and as many as fifty countries with criminal activities like drug trafficking and money laundering. It has grown its reach far beyond the Mexican border and is now believed to be the most powerful and widest-reaching drug importer in the United States. The coalition 's members rely on connections at the highest levels and is led by Mexico 's most powerful drug lord Joaquin Guzman alias “El Chapo” who recently escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico. The state of Sinaloa has long been a center for contraband

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