RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the DEA, Mexican drug cartels continue to expand their presence and forge partnerships with other transnational gangs, U.S. street gangs, prison gangs, and Chinese money laundering organizations.
The DEA assesses that the following Mexican gangs as having the greatest drug trafficking impact on the United States: Sinaloa, Jalisco Nueva Generación, Tijuana, Juárez, Beltrán Leyva, Caballeros Templarios, La Familia Michoacana, Golfo and Los Zetas.
A Mexican government intelligence document states, that there are 9 "transnational criminal organizations" that have established alliances with U.S. gangs and have a presence in approximately . . .