New information released this week by Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit led by Santiago Nieto revealed that 19 criminal organizations including CJNG and Sinaloa Cartel, Los Zetas, Gulf Cartel, and others had a strong presence nationwide. According to Nieto, CJNG has a presence in 27 states, while the Sinaloa Cartel (Cartel del Pacifico) is in 21 states. The report also lists other lesser-known criminal organizations like La Union de Tepito and Fuerza Antiunion.
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