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Thursday January 30, 2014

Blog del Narco: El Chapo Sends Team to Philippines As Interest Grows

Blog del Narco: El  Chapo Sends Team to Philippines As Interest  Grows

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The Sinaloa Cartell, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman has sent to the Philippines, a “death squad” to silence his competitors. This should be taken as a sign of his growing interest in Asian markets, said the newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer and InsightCrime group analysis.

The newspaper attributed its information to Virgilio Mendez, director of the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). He claimed to have been informed by “a foreign drug agency” of the “imminent” arrival of the murderers “to silence” alleged associates. These criminals were arrested last month.

“We received reports from reliable intelligence about the alleged murderers, but we also had to validate them,” Mendez said. 

This is an indication of the interest of Mexican criminal groups to actively intervene in world drug markets, especially in Asia.

In December 2013, Philippine police raided during which seized 84 kilos of methamphetamine, worth about $ 9.4 million, the Associated Press reported. According to the authorities the owner of the property where drugs, a Filipino-American named Jorge Torres were found to be the main contact for the Sinaloa Cartel in the country.

Police arrested after three native Mexican Sinaloans believed to be related to Torres. 

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