At least 54 organized crime groups have been detected as working in Guatemala, among which were Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
According to Guatemala’s interior minister, Mauricio Lopez, he has presented a map to President Otto Perez, which marks the locations of various structures of the cartels working in the country.
He noted that within Guatemalan territory criminal groups that operate with the greatest force are the Mexican cartels, but explained that the research has detected operations cells “Mara 18” and “Mara Salvatrucha” as well.
However, it was note that the Zetas have become the main cartel operating in the country.
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