In 1985 the cartel was involved in the 1985 torture and murder of a U. They rob and bully their way into neighborhoods and have turned to crimes such as human smuggling and drug trafficking.
The Mara Salvatrucha Cartel (MS13) was founded in the “barrios” of Los Angeles in the 1980s. “Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).” Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 26 May.
Earlier this month, a federal jury in New York convicted Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the former kingpin of Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel, on ten charges related to drug trafficking. The public embraces this story, watching it over and over, first as news on CNN and then as fiction on Netflix.
For others, vindication: “There are those who say the war on drugs is not worth fighting,” said Richard P. Law enforcement tracks, arrests, and incarcerates him—and, in the case of El Chapo, rearrests and reincarcerates him after he escapes—and then convicts him.
Forbes Magazine estimated that his net worth is in the billions.
The United States Government announced that a ,000,000 reward was waiting for anyone who gave information leading to his location and arrest.
CarÂ·tel (kärËˆtel) An association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition. The three main cartels in Mexico are the Tijuana, Sinaloa, and the Mara Salvatrucha Cartel.
The Tijuana Cartel traces back the the Sinaloa State.
National Security and Foreign Affairs Reporter JP Carroll said, “MS-13 tattoos partially mean loyalty to the group or ‘family,’ but they mainly demonstrate the identification to a specific lifestyle, representing the culture of the street.
Also in this scenario, tattoos were like like a ‘baptism’ of the member into a group, representing the turning point of the appartenance” (The Daily Caller).