Drug trafficking has chemists working in strategic areas but also lawyers, accountants and engineers.
All they have to do is set up their school. Mexican cartels recruit professionals and make them work in strategic areas.
The specialists go almost unnoticed in the criminal world and lead a parallel life without being identified by the authorities.
Among the professionals recruited by these criminal groups are lawyers, accountants, system engineers, builders, chemists and agrochemicals.
In addition to notaries, pilots, administrators, but also doctors, nurses and communications engineers, the latter have been threatened by criminal groups, according to the authorities.
According to United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the goal of drug cartels in working with professionals is to ensure that their operations are handled in a specialized manner.
He revealed that the way to recruit them is as follows:
- ⁃ Check your resume online.
- ⁃ Check your profile.
- ⁃ They request information from job agencies and sometimes even from universities.
- ⁃ They contact professionals.
- ⁃ They summon them to come to an agreement.
The DEA assured that currently, the criminal groups that resort the most to recruitment are the Sinaloa Cartel, the Juarez Cartel and Los Zetas.
The international security organization assured that the country’s economic situation is pushing professionals to accept work.
Monthly salaries, he revealed, average 50,000 pesos.
However, some professionals have fallen and even been imprisoned for working with organized crime.
In Argentina, on April 23, a chemical engineer who transformed cocaine to dilute it in 2,000 liters of oil was arrested.
In addition, according to the investigation, he hid the mechanics inside two transformers that arrived in a container in Puerto Progreso, Yucatan, where elements of the Mexican army seized them.
One of the best-known professionals who have worked for drug trafficking is Juan Manuel Álvarez Inzunza, alias “El Rey Midas”.
The 41-year-old from Sinaloa laundered money for Ismael Zambada García, “El Mayo”, and for Joaquín Guzmán Loera, “El Chapo”, from December 2013 to August 2015.
“King Midas” was arrested in 2016 and on June 2, 2021 he was extradited to the United States.
On October 7, he was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in a prison in the neighboring country.
It should be noted that, according to the documents of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) recently leaked by hackers in Guacamaya, the Sinaloa Cartel is recruiting university chemistry professors to manufacture their own fentanyl.
As revealed, the goal is to not depend on importing fentanyl that comes from China and create a Mexican one with the same quality.
On September 12, 2022, during his morning press conference, the Governor of Puebla, Miguel Barbosa Huerta warned that there is links between organized crime and lawyers in the state.
The above, after the murder that occurred in the Morelos Market the afternoon of Sunday September 11, where a narcomanta was placed on the body, signed by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and with threats to at least two people, one of whom is believed to be a lawyer.
“It is a question from which a thread can be drawn that will reach I do not know where, the connection of the lawyers with the mafia is real and the mention of this lawyer in this narcomanta is a question which has already been discussed”, he said. the mandatory.
Mexico Daily Post