Gulf Cartel Will Likely Survive Arrest of High-Level Leaders

Gulf Cartel will Likely Survive Arrest of High-level Leaders

Nathan Jones

Baker Institute Blog

Friday, September 14, 2012

The history of major arrests of Mexican drug “cartel” leaders during the administration of President Felipe Calderón (2006-December 2012) indicates that despite important apprehensions, many Mexican organized crime groups prove resilient. Thus, the arrests this week by Mexico’s Marines of two long-time high-level leaders of the Gulf cartel are not likely to decimate the organization.

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