As cocaine gangs fuel Britain’s violent crime epidemic, their bloodthirsty suppliers on the other side of the Atlantic bombard social media with photos of golden AK-47s, half-naked models and Ferraris in a bid to prove that crime does pay
By Patrick Knox
30th July 2018
THESE pictures lay bare the lavish lifestyles lapped up by Mexican drug cartel kingpins, with beautiful women, pet tigers and gold encrusted guns openly flaunted on Instagram.
While wars between cocaine-dealing gangs fuel Britain’s violent crime epidemic, their narco gang suppliers on the other side of the Atlantic are bombarding social media with thousands of flashy photos in a bid to prove that crime does pay.
In Mexico a war is being fought on Instagram, where drug cartel members attempt to out-bling each other with photos of their ostentatious and opulent lives – paid for by cocaine users in the US, Europe and Britain.
While British millennials insist on free-trade coffee and ethical fashion, a hypocritical nine per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds also admit to hoovering up class A drugs over the past 12 months – helping fund the narco killers’ flashy lifestyles.
In fact it is a flood of cocaine that’s currently fuelling Britain’s terrifying rise in murders and moped robberies, according to a leaked Home Office report that revealed violent gangs are seeking out new territory in which to sell ‘excess’ drugs.
But while Britain is ravaged by cocaine-fuelled crime, wholesale suppliers in Mexico use the hashtags #narcos, #narcostyle, #NarcoStyle or #NarcoOficial, to show off the supercars, mansions and gold-plated guns they’ve bought with blood money.
Drugs are piled high ready for export
These weapons of war have been pimped up with blood money
Jewellery and a bespoke firearm are featured in this pix of a woman’s foot
Drugs war… A powerful weapon – usually used by soldiers in war, is laid on a pool table
The trend for narco gangs posting these outrageous social media images is believed to have been started by the sons of El Chapo – Mexico’s most notorious drug lord.
El Chapo is now behind bars after escaping jail in 2015 and being recaptured the following year, but his infamous Sinaloa cartel is still the most deadly.
In fact the National Crime Agency (NCA) – known as Britain’s FBI – believe the sadistic drug lords are working with a Romanian gang in a bid to grab a share of Britain’s lucrative cocaine market, The Times revealed.
Meanwhile the cartel members are active on Instagram as well as Twitter and keen to show off the fruits of their deadly trade.
Gold-plated weapons appear to be a very common fixture in the narco’s arsenal
Many of their weapons are not only made from precious metals, but adorned in very elaborate designs
Despite looking beautiful, these weapons may well be used to wreak terrible havoc on their communities
Narcos are also obsessed with showing off lavish motors which many in their countries could only dream of affording
Many of their personal belongings adorned with expensive jewels
Some of the gangsters are so powerful they openly show off their dangerous weapons on social media
Some keep their accounts closed, but other like @Sinaloa.Guasave doesn’t mind if authorities see what he claims to be an Instagram account celebrating the drugs cartel’s high life.
He boasts: “I’m from Sinaloa Guasave.
“I’m 100% narco if you mess with me you mess with us.
“God first of all.”
This Instagram user claims to be one of El Chapo’s crew
A stunning narco woman in tight blue jeans poses with an assault-type rifle
A narco shows off both his gold-plated pistol and the BMW he is riding in
Three machine gun-type weapons are balanced against an expensive looking jeep
A masked narco woman in a low cut black top poses with a gun
Another woman rides a pristine white horse outside a lavish property which could belong to a drugs kingpin
But the vulgar display of wealth on social media is bankrolled by horrific suffering being endured across Mexico, which in some places is as dangerous as the world’s worst war zones.
Five states in Mexico have become so hazardous that early this year, US authorities issued a level four warning to its citizens because of crime and violence, putting the America’s neighbour on a par with the likes of Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan.
A statement on the UK Foreign Office advises: “In certain parts of Mexico you should take particular care to avoid being caught up in drug related violence between criminal groups.”
Murdering rivals and police ,and fuelling partying coke heads in the US and increasingly Europe, is what pays for it all
Bodycam video shows Mexican cops shoot their way clear of Narcos style ambush by cartel gunmen in Chihuahua
A map showing how the cartels dominate Mexico
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