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Topics: Sinaloa Cartel, Drug cartel, Mexican Drug War, Illegal drug trade / Pages: 6 (2389 words) / Published: May 2nd, 2014

U.S citizen Edgar Jimenez ,14 year old boy, got recruited into the most violent cartel and confess of beheading his victims .Drug cartel leaders are among the most feared people in the world. Drug cartels started by recruiting family members to keep the business going, but now as cartels have expanded in the United States they will recruit anyone in order to make their cartel even stronger. Usually, the cartels would recruit people with experience in the drug world, but recently they have been targeting young adults.. Young adults are influenced to join the cartels by a variety of factors, including narco corridos, the lure of easy money, a desire to escape poverty , or coercion.
History of Cartels In the 1980s, Colombian Pablo Escobar formed one of the richest cartel in Colombia, the Medellin drug cartel. Pablo Escobar was the main exporter of cocaine all over the world. Mexico did not have any cartels at that time only Mexican smugglers, but the man who gave birth of all Mexican drug cartels was a former Mexican judicial federal police agent named Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo aka “the godfather” (wiki ,par.4) Miguel angel Felix Gallardo formed the very first cartel in Mexico, the Guadalajara cartel run by him his cronies and politicians who sold him protection and many family members. He controlled all the illegal drug trade in Mexico and the United States throughout the 1980s. He started off by smuggling marijuana and opium in the U.S and later became the main source for the Medellin cartel headed by Pablo Escobar. Then the birth to other cartels formed as Gallardo decided to divide different parts of Mexico drug trade to family drug lords to operate for him and for law enforcement agents less likely to bring down all the drug trade. It separated into three parts the Tijuana Cartel led by his nephews, the Arellano Felix brothers , the Gulf Cartel ,and the Sinaloa Cartel, run by former lieutenants Hector Luis Palma Salazar, Adrian Gomez Gonzalez and

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