Narcotics Rewards Program: Ruben Oseguera Cervantes

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs


Date: 2015 Description: Ruben Oseguera Cervantes - State Dept Image

Name: Ruben Oseguera Cervantes
Aliases: Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes,"el Mencho" DOB: July 17,1966
POB: Aguililla, Michoacan,Mexico Nationality: Mexican
Height: 5'8" 
Weight: 165 lbs. 
Eyes Color: Brown 
Hair Color: Brown

Ruben Oseguera-Cervantes, alias "elMencho," is the founder and current leader of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a major drug trafficking organization (OTO) based in Jalisco, Mexico. CJNG and Oseguera-Cervantes rose to power around 2009,as leaders of the Valencia/Milenio Cartel began to

lose power due to arrests and capture. Oseguera-Cervantes took advantage of this lull in leadership, and joined with Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (OTO) to fight off competition for the control of the Jalisco, Nayarit, and Colima drug distribution networks.

Through extreme violence, corruption,and extortion,CJNG has increased its presence in Mexico, engaging in turf battles throughout the country and steadily expanding their territory and control. Oseguera-Cervantes has rapidly grown CJNG from a regionally based drug trafficking

organization into an international organized crime power,involved with the production and distribution of narcotics throughout the world. CJNG is known to produce multi-hundred kilogram quantities of methamphetamine and heroin,and traffics in multi-ton quantities of cocaine.

Ruben Oseguera-Cervantes has been charged in a 2014 District of Columbia Federalindictment for violations of Title 21 USC Sections 848(a,b,c,e), 959, 960, 963, and Title 18 USC Sections 924. The U.S. Department of State is currently offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Ruben Oseguera-Cervantes.