Fearsome cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is just starting his life sentence — but a new, even more terrifying drug lord is already taking his place.
Nemesio Ruben Oseguera-Cervantes — nicknamed El Mencho — is the boss behind Mexico’s Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, or CJNG.
And experts believe it’s fast becoming the country’s deadliest — and possibly richest — cartel.
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Born into a poor, avocado-growing family in the Mexican state of Michoacán in 1966, El Mencho left school at age 10 to help out on the farm before taking a job guarding a marijuana crop at 14 before crossing the border into California to deal drugs.
But in the early 1990s, he and a cousin were busted trafficking and were deported back to Mexico — however, he kept his crimes a secret and was