Are there cartels in Baja California?

Los Cabos, on southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, attracts American multimillionaires and Mexican drug dealers alike. Los Cabos is also a strategic spot for the continent’s drug cartels, forming a bridge between place of production and the key American market.

Are Cabo resorts owned by cartels?

No, the drug cartels control most of the Baja California Peninsula. This control extends to the tourist area of Cabo San Lucas as well.

What Cartel operates in Cabo San Lucas?

Sinaloa cartel
Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel was once so firmly planted in the state of Baja California Sur that he and other cartel leaders vacationed here safely — along with more than a million American tourists each year.

What is the biggest cartel right now?

the Sinaloa Cartel
As of 2017 (and likely still today), the Sinaloa Cartel is overall, the most active drug cartel involved in smuggling illicit drugs into the United States and trafficking them throughout the country.

Is Baja safe from cartels?

Avoid traveling around Baja at night to increase your safety. In general, Baja, Mexico is a safe state. Of course, there is crime which most of it stems from cartel related incidents. However, avoid getting involved with the wrong people and you will likely avoid any trouble.

Is there cartel violence in Cabo?

Although the situation with drug cartels and the government crackdown remains active, no US citizens have yet been injured in these actions in Baja California or Baja California Sur. That is to say that even in much maligned Tijuana, no US citizens have been hurt and Cabo is 1000 miles even further removed.

Who runs Medellin cartel now?

Pablo Escobar
At this time, the Medellín Cartel was generating over $20 billion annually….Medellín Cartel.

Founded by Pablo Escobar † Jorge Ochoa Vásquez Juan Ochoa Vásquez José Rodríguez Gacha † Carlos Lehder
Membership 750,000
Leader(s) Pablo Escobar Gustavo Gaviria