Wolfpack? Are you insane? The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the most violent cartels. Ever heard of the Anthrax and La Linea. It's The Sinaloa cartels armed wing. The corridos always talk about them protecting the "El Chapo Guzman" AND NO THE GOVERNMENT does protect him.
since when do you know he controls all activities at Sinaloa? when did I say the gov is protecting him? dude... read again what I said.
Know why Mexico never used any AK-47s or anything like that?
The question is why should we? we have a historic approach with europe, and the post war US for that matter, and eventually we developed a huge industry around the patent of the G-3 which eentually led to european influenced local products.
On the other side Russia has never been a near important industrial or militar partner in any matter.