The Sinaloa Cartel might be considered the biggest airline in Mexico, stated a local newspaper Tuesday, taking into account that the number of confiscated airplanes from that criminal organization in the last 10 years.
Mexican newspaper El Universal said that military authorities confiscated 599 airplanes from the Sinaloa Cartel, in which they were able to move cocaine and marijuana all over Latin America in the last 10 years.
The air fleet by the Sinaloa Cartel is superior to the one by Aeromexico, the biggest commercial airline in the nation, with 127 airplanes.
The newspaper said that if the Cartel were a legal organization, it would compete with Aeromexico and every other airline in the country.
Information from the Mexican National Defense Ministry estimated the Sinaloa Cartel operates 4,000 clandestine airline tracks of between 500 and 1,000 meters long, located in the mountains in the north of Mexico.