THIS is the chilling moment Mexico’s deadliest cartel allegedly dropped a bomb from a drone onto a rival camp in a new turf war.
Horrifying video footage shows people fleeing for their lives after the alleged strike from members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel on a woodland camp.
The bloody cartel’s ruthless rise to dominance in Mexico has left an appalling history of bodies its wake — ripping out victims’ hearts, dissolving their bodies in barrels of acid, and even targeting pregnant women.
According to local reports, the cartel has now bombed at least two towns in the city of Tepalcatepec.
The gang reportedly started attacking the towns of El Bejuco and La Romera on Monday morning in a brutal attempt to take control of the city.
The heavily armed cartel stepped up the strikes on Tuesday and moved in with drones, dropping a series of bombs on a rival camp.
Disturbing footage shared online shows a blue tent in a woodland area being repeatedly bombed as dozens of people rush to escape the attack.
The minute-long clip appears to show the camp being struck at least four time by the gangsters.
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Reports say some of the drones were shot down by armed groups.
A mass exodus of terrified residents from the city is expected over fears of more bombings from the Jalisco New Generation cartel.
A bloody war has since erupted between rival groups in Mexico over control of the drugs markets, adding to the violence that’s tormented the country for years.
Founded in 2009, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is now considered the most dangerous and powerful cartel in Mexico.
Its drug trafficking empire now reaches all corners of the globe, despite ferocious competition from other cartels in Mexico and increasingly desperate efforts from international authorities to hold back the blood-drenched tide.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has even offered a $10,000,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of the cartel’s leader – Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera Cervantes.
But nothing appears to be slowing the growth of the heavily armed cartel — which is responsible for untold Mexican massacres and has even seen the military targeted.
The gang started when an older cartel splintered at the end of 2000s and a vicious battle broke out between rival factions to fill the power vacuum.
Drug lord El Mencho, who had once been loyal to the Sinaloa Cartel led by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, decided to seize the moment.
The formation of El Mencho’s new cartel was announced to the world in a violent public display — with grisly spectacles eventually becoming the group’s trademark.
After declaring war on their rivals — including old masters in El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel — the cartel began a hostile takeover of Mexico’s drug industry.
Bloodthirsty El Mencho has built an empire more powerful than the once feared El Chapo and his personal fortune alone is estimated to be $1billion.
It’s now estimated the group holds $50billion in assets and has become the most powerful cartel in Mexico.
But a Drug Enforcement Agency chief said El Mencho’s wife is a “financial genius” who holds the key to his empire and her arrest could bring him down.
In November, Mike Vigil said “Narco Queen” Rosalinda González Valencia’s arrest on money laundering charges has the potential cause “significant damage” to the cartel.
Vigil is one the world’s leading experts on Mexican cartels and as well as being the former chief of international operations for the DEA, also worked undercover as an agent in Mexico.
He alleged González Valencia has been involved in the narco world “from a very early age” as her family set up the Milenio cartel in the 1970.
“She is a key figure within Jalisco New Generation,” he told The Sun Online.
“Rosalina is the financial genius behind the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and we believe she has been responsible for the laundering of their money. We’re talking hundreds of millions of dollars.”
He added: “The arrest of Rosalinda is certainly going to have a significant impact on the cartel.
“If she co-operated and gave information and the Mexican government acted on it then it could severely damage the cartel – it could cripple it.”