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Alleged Drug Kingpin Absolved of Car Theft in El Salvador

Alleged Drug Kingpin Absolved of Car Theft in El Salvador

An alleged leader of the organized crime group Texis Cartel was found not guilty on charges of running a car theft ring, highlighting El Salvador's weakness in the face of high-level criminals who often possess greater resources than the state. Read More

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Texis Cartel

Texis Cartel

Unlike some Central American gangs that have earned fame for their brutality and their liberal use of violence, the Cartel de Texis has developed a reputation for a more business-like approach to the drug trade. But as the report by Salvadoran news site El Faro about the group illustrates, while the gang isn’t known for leaving a trail of dead behind, it has nonetheless turned itself into one of the more formidable criminal groups in El Salvador, and a vital link for Colombians and Mexicans seeking to move cocaine through the tiny nation.

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