A MEXICAN drug lord dubbed the new “El Chapo” is ordering the slaughter of pregnant women and kids amid the country’s coke wars.
Cartel kingpin Nemesio Cervantes – or El Mencho - has become the United States' new “most wanted” with a $10million bounty slapped on his head.
His CJNG cartel are believed to be responsible for one third of all cocaine imported into the US
The ruthless cocaine lord is believed to be even more violent than El Chapo and does not even take mercy of women or children.
Specialist DEA agent Kyle Mori told Latin American news channel Univision: “They are very violent.
“Decapitations, dissolving bodies in acid, public executions, ripping out the heart, killing women and children, bombings against people
“It happens almost every day. El Chapo was violent, but El Mencho has taken it to a new level.”
The bodies of 44 missing people – many of them women - were last month been found buried in a water well in an area of Mexico notorious for brutal drug cartel executions.
The grim discovery was made after locals in Jalisco state – where El Mencho’s Jalisco New Generation Cartel(CJNG) is based - complained of a foul smell and when the well was dug up, the remains were found stuffed into 119 black bags.
He is the leader of the CJNG which is now arguably bigger than el Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel.
In the past drug cartels would torture and kill enemies but not attack innocents.
But now there are no limits to the areas that drug cartels will enter or the barbarity of their tactics.
The greatest increase in the number of women and children killed is in areas controlled or influenced by the CJNG and authorities believe that the bloodthirsty band is behind the majority of the deaths.
There have been 88 women murdered since August in Mexico, according to official state figures, and more than half took place in areas where the CJNG has a strong presence. hjockingly, some were pregnant.
The rise in the killing of women has officially seen 638 murdered so far in 2019, with the vast majority down to the drug war.
Even Mexican politicians are saying the number of women becoming victims of the cartels has hit “pandemic levels”
Politician Guadalupe Almaguer tweeted: “The number of deaths of women in Mexico is going up each year.
“Currently there’re (on average) 10.2 women killed each day. The violence against women is on a pandemic level.”
Just one sickening example was the decapitated body of a woman found inside black bags in the town of Rio Blanco, in Veracruz, on August 21.
Agent Mori added: “In my opinion, the JNGC is moving more drugs toward the United States, is responsible for more violence in Mexico and is moving a larger volume of money than the Sinaloa Cartel.
“At that time, there were a lot of people who were reporting through our (US) consulate and our (DEA) office there that El Mencho was very important and would be the next Chapo.”
The bodies recently discovered in Jalisco cut up and almost impossible to identify.
The state is home to some of Mexico's most ruthless drug gangs and it was the second major find of bodies there this year.
The corpses were discovered near a half built stable on a nine acre site surrounded by trees, which local media said had been abandoned years ago.
For several days there was “a plague of flies" around the well and the smell became unbearable after the September rains.
Local media report that spokesman for the local authorities said “many of those we have found in the graves have a criminal record”.
The site is 35 minutes drive from Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco state, a city where so far this year more than 15 burial sites, some holding dozens of bodies, have been discovered.
Last month, Jalisco New Generation Cartel(CJNG) drug cartel, which is among Mexico’s most powerful, released shocking footage of a rival gangster being interrogated and then slaughtered.
Led by, El Mencho, the CJNG are currently fighting a number of rival cartels for control of Guadalajara.
In the video, a group of ten alleged gang members wearing military-style combat gear and armed with rifles surround a captured man from a rival drug gang.
According to local media reports, the half-naked man is said to be Aldolfo Mendoza Valencia, aka ‘El Michoacano’, who is one of the leaders of a rival gang the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel in the Valle de Santiago.
The rival cartel was started by two former CJNG members in 2018 when its co-founder Erick Valencia Salazar and another high ranking leader Carlos Enrique Sanchez left.
The CJNG reportedly specialise in the lucrative market for methamphetamine and some experts believe they have a £15 billion war chest, Rolling Stone reports.
After the capture and jailing of El Chapo, he has become the US authorities top cartel target.
The Jalisco cartel are also believed to be responsible for the beheading of nine people, whose naked bodies were dangled from a bridge.
Shocked cops found nine bodies hanging from the overpass alongside a massive banner threatening other drug gangs.
While the banner was not completely legible, it bore the initials of the Jalisco drug cartel, and mentioned the Viagras - a rival gang.
"Be a patriot, kill a Viagra," the banner read in part.
The murders, which happened in the next-door state of Michoacan, marked a return to the grisly massacres carried out by drug cartels at the height of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war.
Alleged members of the Jalisco cartel the CJNG surround Aldolfo Mendoza Valencia, said to be a leader of a rival gang.
Shocked cops found butchered bodies hanging from an underpass.