Un concejal para llegar al Cártel de Texis

Un concejal para llegar al Cártel de Texis

On July 26, 2012, Salvadoran news site El Faro[1] published a new investigative piece on the Texis Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization based in El Salvador, and its infiltration of the municipal government of Metapán, El Salvador. The report is a follow-up to El Faro’s exposé of the Texis Cartel, which was published last year and featured in-depth analysis of the cartel’s structure, operations, and government connections.

The new piece, titled “Un concejal para llegar al Cártel de Texis” (“A town councilman to get to the Texis Cartel”) describes an undercover police operation that led to the arrest of a member of the Metapán town council, Jesús Sanabria, who was allegedly engaged in drug trafficking for the Texis Cartel. While the town councilman’s arrest was a success for law enforcement, El Faro notes that authorities have reason to believe that higher levels of the Metapán municipal government, including the mayor, are linked to organized crime and drug trafficking, and the investigation is ongoing.


[1] El Faro is a recipient of WOLA’s 2012 Human Rights Award

El Faro