Small Wars Journal

cartels

Are Armed Drones the Weapon of the Future for Mexico’s Cartels? SWJED Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:22am
Mexico’s powerful drug cartels could be using armed drones to attack those impeding their criminal operations, marking the potential expansion of the use of this technology from just transporting drugs or carrying out surveillance.
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #34: Recent .50 Cal Sniper Rifle Seizures SWJED Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:21pm

The sniper rifle has become a preferred weapon for cartels since a round can penetrate walls, steel, and the sides of unarmored and even moderately armored vehicles.

Narco-Drones: A New Way to Transport Drugs SWJED Wed, 07/05/2017 - 1:34am

A narcotrafficking technique first used in Mexico now expands to other countries in Central and South America.

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 20: Mexican Newspaper (El Norte, Juárez) Closes Doors in Response to Cartel Targeting/Violence Against Journalists SWJED Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:38pm

Attacks on journalist and media outlets are mechanisms of intimidation used to dampen or influence reportage in favor of the criminal enterprise and/or corrupt state organs.

Geographic Constraints of Narco-Tunnels Along the Southwest Border SWJED Fri, 09/30/2016 - 9:20am

This paper discusses how Mexican cartel tunnels have evolved during the last five years while addressing specific uses.