Inside the Cartel

Cazares organization indictment

Tar­gets in the in­dict­ment spanned the car­tel’s hier­archy, from the al­leged lead­er of the or­gan­iz­a­tion, Vic­tor Emilio Caz­ares, to mid-level dis­trib­ut­ors and load car co­ordin­at­ors to low-level lookouts like Roberto Daniel Lopez. Au­thor­it­ies dis­mantled the net­work and ar­res­ted more than 400 ad­di­tion­al sus­pects con­nec­ted to the ring. Caz­ares re­mains a fu­git­ive.