How El Chapo's Sinaloa Drug Cartel Spread Its Reach Across US

July 13, 2015 7:12 PM

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How El Chapo's Sinaloa Drug Cartel Spread Its Reach Across US

The Sinaloa cartel has grown its reach far beyond the Mexican border and is now believed to be the most powerful and widest-reaching drug importer in the United States.

“They don’t necessarily have 80 percent of the market, but they are probably the most widespread and have the largest share out of any [drug trafficking] group in the U.S.,” Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and expert on Mexican criminal history, told ABC News.

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