- Milenio Cartel
Milenio Cartel Founded April 1999 In Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico Territory Mexico : Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Mexico City, Puebla, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas
United States : California, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, Maryland
Ethnicity Mexican Criminal activities Drug trafficking, money laundering, murder and arms trafficking. Allies Sinaloa Cartel, Gulf Cartel, Caballeros Templarios Rivals Tijuana Cartel, Los Zetas, Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, Juárez Cartel
The Milenio Cartel, or Cártel de los Valencia, was an organized crime gang originally based in Michoacán, Mexico. The group splintered from the Juárez Cartel in 1999 and it is currently operating as a branch of the powerful La Familia Michoacana, and has relocated to Guadalajara city.
Luis Valencia Valencia took control of the cartel after the arrest of Armando Valencia Cornelio on August 15, 2003. The cartel operates in at least six Mexican states: Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Mexico City, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, where it produces marijuana and heroin. Another relative and close associate is Oscar Nava Valencia.
On October 28, 2009, Oscar "El Lobo" Orlando Nava Valencia was captured after a gun battle with Mexican Army troops in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco. "El Lobo" and his brother Juan "El Tigre" Nava Valencia were responsible for the planning and movement of cocaine shipments from South and Central America to the port of Manzanillo, Colima from where it was smuggled into the United States.
After the arrest of "El Lobo", Juan Nava Valencia took over the leadership of the Milenio Cartel until May 6, 2010 when he was also arrested by an army operation in Guadalajara.
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Mexican Drug War (2006–present) (Names in italics represent dead or arrested individuals) Federal forces Beltrán-Leyva Cartel
(Extinct in 2010)FoundersArturo Beltrán Leyva • Alfredo Beltrán Leyva • Carlos Beltrán Leyva • Edgar Valdez Villarreal • Sergio Villarreal Barragán • Héctor Beltrán Leyva
La Familia Cartel
(Extinct in mid-2011)Founders
Gulf CartelFoundersLeadersOsiel Cárdenas Guillén • Antonio Cárdenas Guillén • Jorge Eduardo Costilla Juárez Cartel
(Armed wing: La Línea)FoundersRafael Aguilar Guajardo • Pablo Acosta Villarreal • Amado Carrillo FuentesLeadersVicente Carrillo Fuentes • José Luis Fratello
Knights Templar Cartel
(Armed wing: La Resistencia)FoundersEnrique Plancarte Solís • Servando Gómez MartínezLeadersEnrique Plancarte Solís • Servando Gómez Martínez
(Armed wing: Gente Nueva)FoundersLeaders
Tijuana CartelFoundersLeadersEnedina Arellano Félix • Luis Fernando Sánchez Arellano • Edgardo Leyva Escandon Los Zetas CartelFoundersArturo Guzmán Decena • Jaime González Durán • Jesús Enrique Rejón Aguilar • Heriberto LazcanoLeadersHeriberto Lazcano • Miguel Treviño Morales See alsoOther cartelsEarly drug lordsSome corrupt officialsOperationsVehiclesVarious
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