El Chapo’s Sons Allegedly Ban Cartel From Fentanyl Production, Sales

The sons of ex-Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have banned fentanyl production and sales in Sinaloa, according to roadside banners, Drazen Jorgic reports for Reuters. The banners, known as “narcomantas”, were signed by Los Chapitos, a grouping of brothers who took over their father’s criminal empire after his 2017 arrest and extradition to the U.S. The U.S. government this year portrayed Los Chapitos, or “little Chapos”, as the principal providers of fentanyl into the United States. While Sinaloan investigative outlet Riodoce reported that Los Chapitos had told producers in Culiacan, the state capital, to stop manufacturing fentanyl, torturing and killing several men and piling fentanyl pills over their bodies as a warning, analysts doubt the group would abandon such a profitable business.

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