According to panampost.com, the Sinaloa cartel is staying in a town called Machiques de Perijá under the complacent gaze of Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
The dreaded Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most notorious criminal groups in the world, has found the perfect refuge in Venezuela to operate under the complacent gaze of Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
El cartel de Sinaloa ha utilizado a Venezuela como un trampolín para sacar sus cargamentos a diversas partes de la región. Su influencia ha llegado a tal punto, que un pueblo del estado de Zulia ha adaptado su nombre. https://t.co/W1UfENP4Zo— InSight Crime ES (@InSightCrime_es) April 4, 2020
An article published by InSight Crime reveals that the Mexican cartel is staying in a town called Machiques de Perijá in the northwestern state of Zulia in western Venezuela.
“Local residents near the border with Colombia say that the presence of Mexicans is so strong the town has been unofficially renamed Sinaloa,” InSight Crime reports.
Sources reportedly revealed to InSight Crime a “range of evidence they say confirms the presence of emissaries from Mexican criminal groups. Ranchers, local manufacturers, and residents have all witnessed luxury vehicles entering the town, parties blaring with narcocorridos, increased demand for prostitution, and other abnormalities that have changed everyday life.”
“Sinaloa isn’t just a random name, many of the pilots [of drug planes] are Mexican. We’ve seen them talking in hotels, and a person with this accent is easy to remember. They call this town of ours Sinaloa,” one local told InSight Crime on the condition of anonymity.
Source: Pan Am Post
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