The Taliban were groups linked to the Gulf Cartel (CDG) control the trafficking and sale of drugs in the state of Zacatecas, according to a document of the PGR dated last November.
Terrifying video where the Taliban Cartel decapitate a member of the CDG
The Taliban distribute and market marijuana, cocaine, as well as methamphetamines in discotheques, shops and private clubs mainly in the state capital Zacatecas. The information collected by the Federal Government mentions that the plaza was taken by the CDG through Los Zetas to mid-2000s.
However, the break between the two groups led to the division of the organization, which led to the emergence of the Taliban group, founded in 2012, by Iván Velázquez Caballero, El Z-50, or El Talibán, captured in September 2012 The group was also led by his brothers Daniel, El Talibancillo, arrested in April 2015, and Rolando, who is identified by the federal government as current leader of the criminal group.