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Federation cartel

Definition/Scope: Several cartels have also formed an alliance known as "The Federation." The Federation is led by representatives of the Sinaloa, Juárez, and Valencia cartels. The cartels work together, but remain independent organizations.

Broader Terms:

Army National Guard
drug cartel
Drug Enforcement Administration
Drug Trafficking Organizations
National Drug Control Strategy
National Drug Intelligence Center

Narrower Terms:

counterdrug intelligence
counterdrug operation
drug abuse
drug dealing
drug smuggling
illicit drug trade

Related Terms:

Department of Homeland Security
Gulf cartel
Juarez cartel
narcotics smuggling
national security
Sinaloa Cartel
Sonora Cartel
Tijuana cartel

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