Hamasan organization considered terrorist, launched a series of attacks against Israel, which led to a new rise in violence in the Middle East. This Islamist group is affiliated with organized crime in Mexico, especially in Sinaloa Cartelaccording to a former Israeli military official.
Dany Tirzawho is an Israeli soldier and has a high rank in the Defense Forces, revealed that Hamas and the Sinaloa Cartel have reached an agreement to share information and, possibly, promote drug trafficking in the Middle East, especially in countries like Lebanon and Egypt.
How is the deal between Hamas and the Sinaloa Cartel?
The veteran is one of the people behind the creation of a wall between Israel and the West Bank, nicknamed the West Bank, and which seeks to prevent incursions from the territories occupied by the Palestinians. Tirza assures that they have discovered two things among the prisoners: the first is that They are capable of making tunnels 20 meters deep to clear the obstacle.
The second is that Islamist militias finance these tunnels using resources they have obtained from alleged alliances with organized crime.. The agreement is as follows: Hamas taught members of the Sinaloa Cartel to build tunnels to cross the barriers, while they received the money in exchange, according to the words he offered to the reporter Oscar Balsam
Likewise, Dany Tirza believes that Hamas and the Sinaloa Cartel are They shared the methods of making the tunnelsbecause those created under the Israeli barrier and the border wall of the United States have similar characteristics: made with cement and steel, lighting and hydration systems
The former Israeli soldier considers that the alliances between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Islamists remain, because he believes that they should send them. methamphetamines to the Middle East; while Hamas also ventured into drug trafficking to gain greater profits.
Do Mexican cartels have connections to the Middle East?
The allegations made about alleged links between Mexican cartels and terrorist groups in the Middle East are not new: in 2017, the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, stated that there were links between the Sinaloa Cartel and the terrorists of Islamic State (ISISfor its acronym in English).
According to the version offered by Tillerson, before the House of Representatives, he assured that The Sinaloa Cartel and ISIS share activities such as drug and human smuggling; A version not confirmed by the former official is the possible sale of ‘dirty bombs’, devices containing materials such as dynamite and radioactive elements.
In May 2021, a series of recordings showed where Drug dealers in Turkey they said “Pure Mayo Zambada!”, in reference to one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel. Local authorities speculate that Mexican cartels have ties to Gray Wolvesa far-right paramilitary group.
Turkey can be very important for the Mexican and Colombian cartels, as it is the ‘gateway’ for drug trafficking in Middle Eastern countries, such as Lebanon, Syria and even Israel. Authorities did not confiscate the shipments or drug traffickers linked to Mexican gangs.