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Deadly Mexican cartel 'forces pharmacies to purchase bootleg medicine'

by Luther Ocampo (2020-04-06)

page1-87px-%5EThe_Luciferian_-I_%28The_EMexico's most dangerous drug cartel has found another way to enrich its pockets by  producing bootleg prescription drugs and forcing pharmacies to sell it to sick patients, Mexican newspaper La Jornada reported Wednesday. 

The Attorney General's office found that the Jalisco New Generation Cartel has used its influence on small and medium pharmacies throughout the country, especially in the states of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Guerrero y Michoacán, where it holds a strong presence.

Considered the fastest-rising criminal organization in Mexico, the cartel has been known to deploy its armed sicarios to businesses, which are then forced to use the counterfeit drugs and mix them with authentic products that are generally prescribed to patients suffering from illnesses such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, cholesterol and heart disease, among others.

The transnational organization, which has carved out a presence across the Americas, Europe and Asia, also produces medicine for patients dealing with Alzheimer's, asthma, obesity and erectile dysfunction.

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel, led by Nemesio 'El Mencho' Oseguera Cervantes, is using its violent tactics by forcing pharmacies across Mexico to sell bootleg drugs that the criminal organization produces to unsuspecting patients

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel reportedly generates at least $666.5million a year through its extortion agreement with pharmacies in rural and urban areas that have had no other options but to oblige. Mexico's National Union of Pharm