🌆 - Sinaloa cartel's powerful faction led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's sons 🚫 bans fentanyl production in Sinaloa. Roadside banners reveal the decision, but experts are skeptical about the cartel leaving such a lucrative trade.
These "narcomantas" banners, attributed to Los Chapitos (the sons), surfaced on Monday. They've been at the helm since Guzman's 2017 extradition to the 🇺🇸 USA.
🚨 U.S. authorities are intensifying pressure on Mexico, especially as the U.S. government labeled Los Chapitos as the main fentanyl suppliers to the States. Notably, Ovidio Guzman, the youngest brother, was recently extradited.
The banners declared: "Fentanyl business is strictly off-limits in Sinaloa."
Former DEA agent, Leo Silva, believes this might be Los Chapitos' strategy to divert blame. He commented, "Despite one brother's extradition, I doubt they'll halt production."
In a grim turn, after Riodoce reported Los Chapitos' directive to halt fentanyl production in Culiacan, several bodies appeared, bearing signs of torture and accompanied by fentanyl pills - a chilling message to others.
The power dynamics in Sinaloa remain complex. Much of the territory is under Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, El Chapo's former partner. Silva's final thoughts on the matter: "The fentanyl trade? Too lucrative to abandon."
Silva doubted Los Chapitos would stay away from fentanyl.
"It's too much money to turn down or turn their back on," he said.