Pentagon To Draw Up A ‘Kill Or Capture’ Plan For Cartel Leaders

 February 9, 2024

In an audacious proposal, Republicans are targeting the Jalisco New Generation Cartel's leaders.

A bill requiring the Department of Defense to devise a plan for the apprehension or elimination of the Jalisco cartel's hierarchy was introduced by Republicans, aiming to curb the inflow of illicit drugs and violence into the U.S.

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel, over recent years, has risen to infamy through its brutal acts and substantial drug trafficking operations in the United States, particularly trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine.

Republican Rep. Morgan Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL who fronted the bill, expressed the critical nature of dismantling such a dangerous entity for American safety. He emphasized the cartel's extensive operations undermining the security of the U.S. borders.

The Distressing State of Cartel Violence

In a heinous act that shocked many, the cartel was responsible for the execution of five young individuals who chose not to join their ranks, an event that starkly highlights their ruthlessness.

This particular cartel's barbarity doesn't stop with drug trafficking but extends to menacing the very essence of human decency through its acts of violence. The leadership of the Jalisco Cartel Neutralization Act would be the Pentagon's focus under the new legislation, tasked with delivering actionable plans to Congress.

The Act has garnered support from the House and Senate, with Republican veterans at the helm. Sen. Tom Cotton, an Army veteran, is steering the bill through the Senate, emphasizing the urgency of the matter.

The Plight of Migrants and the Broader Impact

Amidst growing concerns over cartel violence, a survey revealed that a significant number of migrants are fleeing Mexico to escape the clutches of these criminal organizations.

Cartels, like the Jalisco New Generation, not only threaten the lives within their territory but also exert pressure on migration patterns, contributing to a humanitarian crisis at the borders.

Rep. Luttrell, in his statement to, made a compelling argument:

The Jalisco cartel, the most dangerous criminal organization in Mexico and second most powerful drug cartel, must be identified and dismantled in order to safeguard the American people. Our border is being exploited by cartels, as they run one of the most extensive human and drug trafficking operations in the world, leaving no corner of our country untouched by the danger of cartel activity. The U.S. military must be ready to engage and eliminate the Jalisco cartel.

This insight sheds light on the gravity of the situation and the call for decisive action against the cartel leaders.

The proposed legislation mandates a 90-day progress report to Congress from Pentagon officials on efforts to capture or neutralize the Jalisco cartel's leadership.

Elevating the Fight against Drug Cartels

The U.S. government's stance has been clear, with a substantial reward for information leading to the cartel leader's arrest, highlighting the severity with which authorities are addressing this threat.

Nemesio 'El Mencho' Oseguera, the cartel's leader, has been significantly responsible for the organization's ascent and expansion across Mexico, challenging law enforcement and rival cartels alike.

Sen. Tom Cotton's assertion underscores the urgency and significance of this legislation:

Mexican drug cartels continue to kill Americans at a rate higher than any terrorist group in history. Even by the standards of drug cartels, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is especially violent and poses a direct threat to the security of Americans in border states and beyond. It's past time that the Biden administration develops a strategy to hold these murderers accountable.


The legislation introduced by Republicans marks a critical move towards tackling drug trafficking and violence. It is orchestrated by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. The bill requires the Department of Defense to plan for the capture or elimination of the cartel's leaders.

This strategy seeks to reduce the influx of drugs and violence into the U.S. Madison Luttrell spearheaded this effort, emphasizing the urgent need for action. This urgency is underscored by alarming migration statistics driven by cartel violence and the imminent threat to American safety.

With bipartisan support and a clear objective, this legislation could signify a pivotal moment. It may turn the tide in the ongoing fight against drug cartels that endanger both American and Mexican citizens.

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One comment on “Pentagon To Draw Up A ‘Kill Or Capture’ Plan For Cartel Leaders”

  1. With Open Borders giving cartels free range of operations, I wouldn't be surprised if our government's wasn't part of the cartel operation.

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