Mexico’s deadliest cartel is allegedly dropping bombs 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.
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 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.
In the second half of the video, the drone crashes, possibly after being shot down pic.twitter.com/I4gF7zcII4
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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.
Bloodthirsty El Mencho has built an empire more powerful than the once feared El Chapo and his personal fortune alone is estimated to be $1 billion.
It’s now estimated the group holds $50 billion in assets and has become the most powerful cartel in Mexico.
El Mencho’s wife is a “financial genius” who holds the key to his empire and her arrest in November last year could bring him down.