Los Mexicles is a Texan state founded Mexican street gang operating out of Ciudad Juárez on behalf of the Cártel de Sinaloa.
There is not a great detail of information available on this street gang. However, what is known is that they were founded 1987 in the Cofield state prison of Texas state USA. An initiative that was founded on the idea of protecting un-affiliated Hispanic inmates from larger collectives of criminals such as those belonging to the aptly named Texas Syndicate.
At some point however, they lost sight of their founding principles - and began extorting the very same un-affiliated Hispanic inmates they were meant to protect. As they began to engage in racketeering, the Mexicles began to shift their direction from a means of self-defense to a means of financial gain, similarly to any criminal organization, which is business based.
This caused issues for the gang, and was no doubt part of why Los Mexicles saw a rupturing of alliances between them and the Barrio Azteca gang, in service of the Juárez Cártel. Whereas Los Mexicles finds it self in service of the Cártel de Sinaloa.
Detained member of Los Mexicles
In service of the CDS, Los Mexicles finds it self operating on a murder-for-hire basis. Contributing to Ciudad Juárez' high murder rates - some of the highest in the country. Where they war with elements of Los Aztecas, La Línea and now, another once-ally, Artistas Asesinos; another faction flying under the flag of the Cártel de Sinaloa which posted videos mid-2018 breaking off relations with the Mexicles.
The real reasons behind this recent division are unclear, but supposedly Los Mexicles turned on Los Artistas Asesinos, whom allegedly taught them how to work in Mexico once its members were deported from the US.
One does wonder however, if a gang such as Los Mexicles or others which were originally made up of Mexican-Americans are permitted the use of the Cártels sophisticated radio communications networks and high level equipments. The sort of things we see employed by police & military trained sicarios of Gente Nueva and Los Ántrax on behalf of the CDS. Or, if in whatever criminal hierarchy exists, Los Mexicles is limited to a certain array of tools through which they may do their work.
After all, the majority of images and articles found on Los Mexicles does not show them in military fatigues sporting bullet proof vests or carrying radios. Typically, they seem to appear more as what one might expect in your average criminal. Wearing inconspicuous civilian clothing and brandishing cheaper weapons such as knives, 12 guage shotguns and revolvers.
This also begs the question of Los Mexicles further purposes beyond murder-for-hire. Do they supply the tiendas and operate on a street level drug distribution basis? What sort of quantities of drugs do they push? What sort of network of mules do they have, if any?
Is their capacity similar to that of Los Aztecas in that they also serve as crossborder killers due to the potential of holding dual citizenships?
It is difficult to know for sure the full functions of this organization without a greater availability of information. But one can still speculate.