Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

A Drug Trafficker’s Paradise

Thursday, May 19, 2011 |


In the United States, the most sought after drug market on Earth, are there are no outstanding drug kingpins whose names are legendary?

*By Francisco Martín Moreno

Do you know the name of a single American drug kingpin of our times?

I am of course not referring to the infamous "gangsters" of the prohibition era in the United States, such as Capone, Dillinger and Frank Nitti (among so many underworld characters) who found in the United States the fertile ground necessary to develop and reach international “prestige”.

Our legends were García Abrego, Caro Quintero, “El Güero Palma”, the “Lord of the Heavens”, the Arellano brothers, and others who made up our “third-world” meager underworld.

But I insist: In the US, the most coveted drug market on Earth, are there are no infamous drug Kingpins whose names must now form a proud part of the criminal legend, where they operate a drug business worth over 500 billion dollars?

Is there no last name that stands out for their efficiency and popularity or is it simply that there are no drug traffickers to shame the longstanding American criminal tradition?

I know! In the US, drugs are dealt “by themselves”.

The drugs are dropped off at the border by Mexican or Latin American “mules” and reach, as if by magic, the hands of consumers “by themselves”.

Of all the marijuana that is consumed in that country for example, 35% is produced in Texas, Arizona and California without the authorities ever finding a plantation, any drugs incinerated in public, or anyone being placed in federal prison and their assets sold at auction to the highest bidder.

I guess the marijuana was planted by itself, harvested by itself, distributed by itself and the resulting proceeds laundered by themselves...

Isn’t this truly amazing?

We never hear of a harsh blow being dealt to drug trafficking in the United States as is commonly done in Mexico, in a consistently recurring manner.

We never see photographs of American drug Kingpins arrested and covered in blue FBI jackets, hands and feet in shackles, wearing bulletproof vests and helmets, with a huge police escort to prevent attacks on their life that could prevent them from informing on the identity and activities of their associates...

In Mexico, the capture of "famous" drug Kingpins occupy the front page of newspapers, besides receiving ample Radio and Television coverage.

We publicly display the incineration of narcotic drugs as soon as they are found. Photos of heroic soldiers fallen while fighting thugs are published. We have pictures of former State prosecutors massacred at their doorsteps while engaged in private law practice after retiring from fighting crime.

The multiple and ostentatious properties seized from the Kingpins are a matter of public knowledge.

The efforts of Mexican soldiers to win this battle against the production and sale of drugs are evident.

Only that battle will hardly be won if in the US the unhampered sale of 500 billion dollars’ worth of narcotics in the streets continues with no one seeing or doing anything. Our "Puritan" neighbors never catch a Kingpin, no arrests are announced, no soldiers or drug agents or judges or prosecutors die, no assets are seized and no names of corrupt government officials are published.

Nothing, no one knows anything...

Why doesn't anyone know? Very simple: because an incredible number of members of the State and Federal Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government are on the drug Kingpin’s payrolls.

If nothing is done, and nothing is known, it’s because from the Secretary of State on down, Governors, Legislators, Senators and especially Judges, journalists, police officers of all kinds, FBI and DEA agents up to and including the famous and not the least feared Border Patrol, everyone could be deeply involved with drug traffickers and making juicy profits just as they did during prohibition.

There is nothing new under the Sun.

Even less now, when a group of thugs has more power than the State itself.

Never in the history of mankind has a gang of criminals had so much money as to enable it to buy authorities, journalists and whole countries if it so decided.

All this thanks to the US, who provides the dollars to make this possible.

What do drug Kingpins prefer in exchange for heroin, Mexican pesos or American dollars? It’s quite clear, isn't it? What sovereignty does a State have when a drug Kingpin can’t be judged in his country of origin because doing so could bring about the destabilization of the country with disastrous consequences for millions and millions of people?

Are we not facing a newfound power phenomenon in the hands of a single individual?

Where are the North American drug Kingpins? Why are there no prosecutions of major drug traffickers in the United States?

I know: Because neither consumers nor authorities nor the Kingpins nor the press want you to know who they are.

This is good business for everyone. Everyone is in cahoots.

Better, much better to blame Mexico for all its problems...

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46 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Bring back Miami Vice. Those guys were all over it.

Anonymous said...

There are no Kingpins in the USA. Drug Kingpin position has been outsourced,the Mexican Invasion has brought with it a ready made distribution network,hell Americans are deligated to the JUNKIE position in the big picture. Big Time Narco has had 50 years to perfect their Act,getting efficient,lean and Mean.

Anonymous said...

You know this brings up a good question, where are the American drug kingpin of our times? And for all these ignorant people who say there are none...that is a load of BS. The last ones I can remember are the god mother Griselda Blanco and Frank Lucas but thats about it. Someone has to control the drug trade in the U.S. that's for sure...

Anonymous said...

da gonzalez brothers

Anonymous said...

Mr. Moreno,

You pose a very interesting hypothesis. As a reader, you have captured my attention. However, a highly esteemed writer like you should know better than to make such outrageous comments without issuing legitimate warrants to support your claims. I wish you had sir, but since you didn't I must relegate your story to the rhetoric bin along with Calderon's own northern finger pointing.

Very respectfully,

Northern Kingpin

J said...

Good article, but I think it is a little short sighted, and there are fairly logical explanations for the discrepancy they author is pointing out.

One, there are 'kingpins' in the United States, or guys running multimillion dollar cocaine rings, BMF, which was dismantled largely in 2005, and the ringleader Demetrius Flennory, 'Big Meech' are good examples of that. There have been others as well.

two, the drug distribution in the US is more low key, and it is cells and teams and groups that move the product in the US, at a high level, those guys are like ghosts, and can and do go back to Mexico without a trace, while the lower level workers, often gang affiliates and other low level criminals are rounded up in a RICO case. Cases like this are often seen in cities all over the country, from Southern California, to Kansas, to New York. Those are who moves the drugs at the 'kingpin' level in the US. The cases seldom draw much attention, for one reason or another.

Anonymous said...

If everybody in the US is corrupt, as you say, how come in the US there are no running gunfights, bodies hanging from bridges, headless people in parking lots, etc, like in Mexico? What is different in the US? Why don't Americans, who can legally buy guns, go on the same rampage as the Mexicans?

It would seem the Mexicans kill so much because they can get away with it down there because the legal system in Mexico is dysfuntional and corrupt. But if Americans don't kill like Mexicans, how can you say everybody is corrupt in the US?

You need to come up with a better explanation, esse.

Anonymous said...

I must agree with Northern Kingpin. Not a shred of fact is included in this op ed piece. In fact, there are so many glaring factual errors, that this article must be tossed in the bin of anti-American rhetoric.

Fact: The numbers are all wrong. Current estimates from any number of sources: US Government, Mexican Government, independent watchdog organizations estimate drug importation to be between $29 and $40 billion, not the ludicrous number $500 billion.

If Mr. Moreno bothered to check with any major police force, he would see regular seizures and destruction (including incineration). His assertion that "Of all the marijuana that is consumed in that country for example, 35% is produced in Texas, Arizona and California without the authorities ever finding a plantation, any drugs incinerated in public, or anyone being placed in federal prison and their assets sold at auction to the highest bidder" is without merit or an ounce of veracity.

California is a medical marijuana state. So, naturally the state expects a certain level of consumption from these controlled operations. They also routinely capture and burn massive quantities of drugs.

Because of evidenciary rules in the US, captured drugs must be secured and held through the trial of the accused. This is called due process.

So, the made-for-tv perp-walks and drug burnings in Mexico that occur at the site of capture just don't happen here. If the evidence is destroyed prior to the trial, the accused walks (oh, yeah, that's what happens in Mexico). Destruction, then, falls out of the headlines because the wait can be lengthy, but they do happen.

Kingpins? Well, the US is not a culture that glamorizes these people like the narcocorridos and paid off media do in Mexico. But their are major crime figures involved in drug trafficking. One of the most evident are the distribution networks controlled by the Hells Angels. Want names of kingpins in the US? How about "Freeway" Ricky Ross? Now in jail. Or Santiago Luis Polanco Rodriguez, Aka “Yayo” a US kingpin who lives lavishly in the Dominican Republic safe from the US. Or Felix Mitchell, convicted in 2007. These are just a few examples that blow Mr. Moreno's assertions out of the water.

Not one shred of evidence to back up the claim of no arrests. In fact, a quick search shows stats for drug seizures and arrests domestically by the DEA (does not count local police arrests). DEA drug arrests domestically for 2009 was 30,567 with 49,339 kilos of cocaine, 642 kilos of heroin, 666,120 kilos of marijuana, 1703 kilos of meth and 2,954,291 doses of hallucinogens seized.

These numbers make a mockery of Mr Moreno's assertions that drug sales are "unhampered" in the US. Facts are facts and all Mr Moreno relies on is innuendo and conjecture.

Also, where is a shred of evidence of payoffs in the US? Name one name of a high level official. The US has any number of checks and balances against corruption of it's highest officials. Hell, there have been several brought down for employing household staff without proper documentation.

Sorry, Mr. Moreno. Your semi-journalistic efforts are amaterish at best and any decent editor would question your fact-checking. Clearly you didn't do any, so it calls into question your agenda, your attempt to point the finger at the US but failing to show a single fact to back of your claims.

Anonymous said...

If Mexico is so great go there and be happy, fight crime and have narco heros. Ive been here 3 years, Mexico is a real bad place right now. Be happy your in the states, people here get killed for as little as 100 pesos, and dont talk shit, get your facts stright and maybe people will listen I think you were stoned when you wrote this

Anonymous said...

If any names of American drug lords were to be know the Feds would bring them down, nowhere to hide like in Mexico with small armies garding kingpins with help from goverment insiders, it's hard to Imagin a running gun battle like what happens almost everyday in Mexico with the shooters miraculously disappearing never to be caught, and to continue and if apprehended most likely no prosecuted again to a failed system.

Anonymous said...

The CIA is the biggest kingpin out here

Anonymous said...

Through the 70s, 80s, and 90s, the sheriffs in many of the southern counties of Texas assisted with transporting drugs north. They would block roads and allow planes to land, unload, and distribute. Read "The Life and Death of a Mexican Drug Lord," by Terence Poppa.

Hell, Levelland, Texas with a population of 30 thousand had 3 deputies, 2 police officers and a Texas Ranger who happened to have a brother with the DEA, that were arrested for manufacturing amphetamine in 2008. This had gone on for 15 years too. There are rouge cops, captains, chiefs, judges, etc everywhere in the game. The US criminals have learned to cover their tracks and remain in the shadows from many years experience. The very nature of politics with special interest groups and lobbyists sets the table for corruption. Do you right wing clowns actually believe our police and politicians are are clean. If the DEA busts you, it is because your not working with their guys.

i've been clean for 22 years. I was approached in a county jail by a bondsman that ran for sheriff the next year. He was a friend of the current sheriff and was informed of my history. He solicited my assistance with unloading 5 pounds of amphetamine. This was in 1985.

Do ya'll ever wonder why we are in Afghanistan? Do you realize it is the largest producer of opium. Do you wonder what the CIA involvement there is? I don't because I know.

Mr Moreno, thank you for having the balls to bring out a corruption point that was way over due in a venue that you knew would have simple minded arm chair critics waiting to try to shoot you down. Most Americans are that naive. I guess they never read about US involvement in Panama, and Colombia either.

I was in the game for a lot of years and any old school G knows what time it is. Corruption is everywhere and it is a run away freight train.

TRC

Anonymous said...

Texcoco Mex said.

U.S have a lot of American drug kingpins, they just work different now.

Do you know the name of a single American drug kingpin of our times?

Yes a lot of people know the name of drug kingpins, but there is no money in telling.

Anonymous said...

@May 19, 2011 10:36 PM
Hell angels, really? Your comparing mom and stores compared to the real organizations haha. While you make some good points to say the US has a number of checks and balances against corruption is not true just look at our border patrol or Customs. BB posted a story a while back where 60 percent do not even go to polygraph test and corruption is becoming even more rampant. And those are just little fish and if you lived on the border police chief from the US side are always somehow some way involved in the drug trade also but Mr. Moreno does bring up a good point where are the drug lords bz their are many.

J made a good point when he say "the drug distribution in the US is more low key, and it is cells and teams and groups that move the product in the US, at a high level, those guys are like ghosts, and can and do go back to Mexico without a trace, while the lower level workers, often gang affiliates and other low level criminals are rounded up in a RICO case. "

Sad but true J.

Anonymous said...

Here is a couple of points for the American purists to think about. Do you wonder why the CDGs kingpin's plea bargain was held behind closed doors not available to the public or the media? I wonder if they had concerns about who may have been involved with him from the US? Why even plea bargain? Most of the right wing comments on this sight come from rookie cops that are gung ho and afraid they might lose their job without the "war on drugs." Is this you?

Do you think there may be some credence to Vicente Zambada's allegation that he was working with the DEA and FBI? I do and I bet their are a lot of powerful people losing some sleep over it. But don't worry, it will be covered up.

I am getting sick of the arm chair critics bashing people for writing articles that challenge their belief systems.

I am sure if they could put a thought together to right an article, it would be on the lines of send the marines to Mexico, bomb the mountains, kill all the criminal, arrest all the local police, then let the US rule Mexico.

And the estimate for Mexico's income off drugs is 40 billion. This is for wholesale brokering. Take that through 3 to 5 distribution levels in the US and it could easily increase 10 fold but you would have to have a creative mind to understand this. One kilo of 90% pure cocaine costs $28,000. When it finally gets to the streets, it's maybe 20%. There is 1000 grams in an ounce and a gram might sell for $60. If you figure this, that is better that 10 fold top to bottom. Is it Moreno or you that doesn't know what they are talking about?

TRC

Anonymous said...

What piece of crap. Where did you find it BB? The author sounds like another mexican pissed off at the US. He sure doesn't have time for any facts. I'm astonished that someone thinks it's a good article.

How does this contribute to the "narrative" of the drug war? How does it contribute to anything except an 8th grade English Comp class?

Anonymous said...

1000 grams in an ounce??? Stupid.

Anonymous said...

Why are there no running Gun battles here?
simple, we have declared war on drugs using other countries as killing fields,
the truth is doughnut slayers lack the stones to go after them here.
so we much rather see dead latinos to show how tough we are at fighting a war aginst pharmaceuticals.

Anonymous said...

I must strongly disagree with this article (sic)... Mexico is a country full of mentally deranged psychopathic serial killers that are killing people just to satisfy their blood lust. Most of the killings in Mexico have nothing at all to do with the smuggling of drugs. In the U.S. we are a much more civilized people and that is why you dont see the types of animalistic crimes that are so prevalent in Mexico, just look at some of the horrific killings taking place in Mexico the barbaric nature, skinning people, skinning their heads, burning people alive, beating on video, torture that no civilized human could ever do.

There has been thousands of women murdered in Mexico largely unreported, we are only getting a third of the story if that because Mexico is so worried about preserving their tourist dollars. You take every horrific crime you have heard of happening in Mexico and times that by 3 and thats more like what is really going on.

No, this goes much, much deeper than "drug smuggling" so lets face the facts and stop blaming the drug scene for Mexicos mental and uncivilized instability. Mexico is a totally 100% corrupt country and has been for generations, it is in their blood, something that they are born with.

No one in Mexico can be trusted as they would sell their own mothers for $50... There is no values no morals, it is a lawless society. The judicial and prison system in Mexico is the worst in the world and is run totally by the prisoners themselves...

If you are going to tell the story at least face the facts and tell the truth...

Anonymous said...

When the left cannot produce facts, They ALWAYS, ALWAYS turn to the "Government is the boogie man and it`s corrupt,their in cahoots with afghanistan to make opium". Always the freaking conspiracy theorists that come out of the closet from the left, when the right challenges their "journalism". You two groups crack me up, that`s why I`m an independent.

Aleric said...

The main reason that the US is nothing like Mexico has to do with the people. We here in America will not stand for the type of behavior that is currently going on in Mexico. While there is crime here, no one is saying there isn’t, the unbridled orgy of killings and gun fights between narco's and police or outright murder would be stopped the moment it started. Americans will not be pushed around in our own back yards. You shoot one of us and the entire neighborhood will grab their legally owned and well trained guns and kill you if the police don’t get you first. Only in the Liberal controlled cities like NY, Chicago and California do they not have the ability to protect themselves and that is where the criminals thrive. You can posture and put all the blame on the US for the small percent of people who support your criminals but the people killing your neighbors, friends and family are MEXICANS not Americans. Clean up your own back yard and then you can start pointing fingers outside your borders.

Anonymous said...

Drugs dealt in the USA are barely organized unless you count the cripts, the bloods etc...nothing more than thug street gangs with little to no influence in US politics.

The writer of this article is anti American and reckless in his reporting. How can anyone report something like this with no facts, no stories to relate to and not a shred of evidence. I don't say this from an American Bias, but it's an utter joke and where there's that much corruption as stated, there would be plenty of murder just like Mex, but where is it?

Anonymous said...

LOLOLOLOL< "When the left can't produce facts".....This reminds me of your hero George Bush Jr trying to explain a 15 trillion dollar war based on weapons of mass destruction, that he couldn't find and were never there. You are a simple minded follower Mr Right. I bet you said, "Oh shucks Mr Bush, thats ok that you broke America's back, we love you cuz your stupid and have resolve."

TRC

Anonymous said...

First of all, F#@ck you Mr. Moreno.....how does 35 thousand pounds of marihuana seized in one week sound to your ignorant ass? Including multiple arrests and seizures of assets. That's in the RGV Valley alone.
American Kingpins? Nobody here is stupid or greedy enough to dare be labeled as kingpins. Law Enforcement, a concept that Mexico can only dream about, would be on them like stink on shit. So they settle for being "poquiteros"(small time) and pray that some of their loads actually reach the northern US.
Corruption? Fix your country first and then talk about corruption abroad.
You ask why there are no public parades of drug dealers and seizures like you have in Mexico. That's because American LE see it as just their job. That's what they get paid for. "yay, yay, I caught me a drug dealer.....!" So, that's your job Pendejo...
Stop trying to blame other people for your problems and do something productive besides spewing hate and bullshit to make yourself look like a real journalist.
RAM

Anonymous said...

Like TRC said "I am getting sick of the arm chair critics bashing people for writing articles that challenge their belief systems." The sad fact is that very body use to say the same thing about Monterrey it could never happen there, its so prosperous, and what happen? We all know the story. Yet Americans quickly forget what happen in Miami, Chicago, Oakland and etc. So naive to think that this could only happen in Mexico when sad fact is it can happen anywhere.

@May 20, 2011 8:40 AM
You moron if you if you believe half the shit you write then you "mentally deranged." Yeah it has nothing to do with drugs and money, the drug traffickers are just fighting for fruits and lemons? haha

Anonymous said...

The original article, while it may have a nugget worth investigating further here and there, is mainly a product for the tin-foil-hat crowd in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

So mexico would be better off if they could distribute and traffic drugs like the United States? Why don"t we focus on trying to make Mexico a drug traffickers paradise. Drugs aren't the problem if they were beheading, skinning and torture would be prevalent in the United States. Mexico needs to take responsibility for its actions and not blame other countries for its problems doing so is wasted energy and will only make matters worse.

Anonymous said...

..Yes there is corruption in the U.S..Reguardless, both countries have corrupt officials, and it's still very apparent that Mexico has a higher level of corruption..
...It appears to me that the United States was at one time the land of milk and honey, and the American dream was very real, and people from all over wanted to be part of that dream...
...Life is not fair, and after working over 20 plus years and paying my fair portion of taxes for the system for social security, and other benefits that I would be entitled to and give me the possibility of one day surviving, without expecting a helping hand, well, that's NOT going to happen..
...What I witness every day is people who never worked that are receiving social security, food stamps, women (illigals) and other receivng benefits that came from the taxes that I and many other Americans put into, and that money being funded for some-ones addictions, or some ones child, and the responsibility has been put on the backs of hard working people, but, we do to need have some compassion...(RIGHT) WELL, AMERICA IS BROKE!!!!!!!!
....You know what's not fair!,???? is that I go to the grocery story and buy the minimum, DRIVE a 7 year old car, and I see the illigals driving these nice cars, and their carts are full of food...(becuase they cheat the system)And the drug addicts waiting for their checks so they can GET HIGH....
...THE LIFE LINE AND THE STRENGTH THAT ONCE MADE AMERICA GREAT IS GONE, and only the scrap is left, and those who are desperate enough will do what ever it takes TO SURVIVE, and they will kill, steal, lie, cheat to ensure the luxuries of LIFE KEEP COMING IN!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I've always thought like this. Who gets the big loads? Not 10 but 500 kilos or a ton of marijuana. You never here about them getting cought. There were 2brothers arrested in chicago moving a ton or sometimes 2tons of coke for the CDS. What about the distributors in LA,NYC,LV? No ones ever cought just small big time guys with couple kilos or hundred pounds of weed

Anonymous said...

What a hypocritical article. Yeah, it's America's fault that Mexico is so corrupt. It's the good ol' US of A that is killing people in the streets. Butchering them like animals.

"Better, much better to blame Mexico for all its problems..."

You have no problem putting the blame on us, yet you chastise us for doing the same? Sounds like a double standard.

Anonymous said...

What a stupid article! This guy must be living in a tin shack with no radio or TV to at least learn at least what's going on in the world. Yes, the U.S. has it's problems with the consumption of illegal substances and law enforcement is working day and night to catch the idiot mules at the border trying to smuggle dope. The U.S. is catching quite a bit, this is why the idiots are now using gyro-copters and catapults. There are no real drug kingpins in the U.S. mostly because it draws too much attention to law enforcement to bust their asses. It all starts with the smuggler quietly distributing to a lot of locations and working with locals willing to get a share of the profits, but not to a level of a kingpin like in Mexico. The Kingpins can exist in Mexico because of corruption within the government. Obviously they eventually fall like Arellano Felix brothers and Arturo Beltran Leyva. Also I believe the U.S. does not have Kingpins because our government is doing it's share to stop them. To be fair, I've been seeing Mexico trying hard to stop them too but there is a lot of work ahead for them to slow the drug market down. What we all must admit to ourselves is this problem will never go away as long as there is supply and demand like in the legit world of capitalism; and capitalism is here to stay. Both governments will only be in a position of managing the illicit trade from a law enforcement and legislative point of view.

Next time write an article with some proof worth arguing. An article like this will just be criticized and eventually ignored.

Anonymous said...

I am British, living in Mexico and traveling in our 5th wheel. We feel safe,protected, and respected and liked by the Mexican people. I hate to see all Mexicans labeled as violent, drug running murderers who would "sell their own mothers for $50." How horrible, and how typical of American arrogance. I lived in the US for 16 years, I didn't feel as safe there as I feel here, I think there are more nut cases robbing/raping and murdering indiscriminately in the US than in Mexico. Mexico has a drug problem....caused by US consumption and desire for drugs. Many Mexicans want drugs legalized here, then the problems would start at the US border. Mexicans don't consume huge amounts of illegal drugs, the US does.
I don't pretend to have an answer, but I do resent Mexicans being condemned as violent killers....the vast majority are kind, gentle people who just want to raise their families in peace. Mexico is a prosperous, economically sound country with a great future. Lies by the media in the US paint a ludicrous picture to anyone who lives here. But it's OK, because it stops hordes of gringo retirees invading this beautiful country in search of low cost living. If they knew how great it was here, the US and Canada would be losing billions of dollars as baby boomers flee to a country where, for example, gas during this crisis has risen about 5c a gallon.
I love Mexico!

Anonymous said...

Hey Senoir Paco, Why not just come out and say it! "You are a Hater" You don't give two f--ks
about YOUR COUNTRY ! Your probably at least once removed; cuz ain't many "Green"
Card holden Mexicans that have command of the English Language that YOU have "Mi Amigo"! As far as America being as much responsible as
Mexico? Even More my friend but we don't go
round choping heads off and Killin Kids! as well; when we do kill a cop we run like hell
cuz we know it's over! Unlike you guys down south who seem to do it for sport!

Layla2 said...

Anonomous stating "THE LIFE LINE AND THE STRENGTH THAT ONCE MADE AMERICA GREAT IS GONE..." You need to read Atlas Shrugged. THE most popular read of the day, addresses all of your issues.

J said...

I'd guess big loads like that don't get seized, (often) because they are broken down right away to avoid that. Or taken in in smaller portions.

Anonymous said...

Drugs are coming in by the metric Tonne
and U.S. customs is letting it through,
everyone from Sheriff to DEA is getting a cut.

Anonymous said...

I hate to disagree with you on this but most of the Drugs grown in the USA are grown in hidden areas by Mexican Cartels.

It has gotten so bad in some areas you will see signs before you enter State and National Parks that say to be watchful for Cartel members protecting their plants.

Cartel members that get busted for growing drugs in the USA are at an advantage because the punishment for them is far less severe because it's pretty much a straight shot for an American to go from court to prison, while a mexican national has certian diplomatic protections.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When the left cannot produce facts, They ALWAYS, ALWAYS turn to the "Government is the boogie man and it`s corrupt,their in cahoots with afghanistan to make opium". Always the freaking conspiracy theorists that come out of the closet from the left, when the right challenges their "journalism". You two groups crack me up, that`s why I`m an independent.

I laughed my rear end off when I read your comment.

Why ?, because the very left that blames the USA are the very ones that run the USA, so in reality it's their fault.
Hell most of us Conservatives want Pot to be legalized, so they can't blame us.

Anonymous said...

May 20, 2011 1:19 PM
Anonymous said...
I am British, living in Mexico and traveling in our 5th wheel. We feel safe,protected, and respected and liked by the Mexican people. I hate to see all Mexicans labeled as violent, drug running murderers who would "sell their own mothers for $50." How horrible, and how typical of American arrogance. I lived in the US for 16 years, I didn't feel as safe there as I feel here, I think there are more nut cases robbing/raping and murdering indiscriminately in the US than in Mexico. Mexico has a drug problem....caused by US consumption and desire for drugs. Many Mexicans want drugs legalized here, then the problems would start at the US border. Mexicans don't consume huge amounts of illegal drugs, the US does.
I don't pretend to have an answer, but I do resent Mexicans being condemned as violent killers....the vast majority are kind, gentle people who just want to raise their families in peace. Mexico is a prosperous, economically sound country with a great future. Lies by the media in the US paint a ludicrous picture to anyone who lives here. But it's OK, because it stops hordes of gringo retirees invading this beautiful country in search of low cost living. If they knew how great it was here, the US and Canada would be losing billions of dollars as baby boomers flee to a country where, for example, gas during this crisis has risen about 5c a gallon.
I love Mexico!

With your comment you just proved you never set foot in the USA, I'm Hispanic and even I know your full of Caca.

Anonymous said...

May 20, 2011 8:57 PM

Hispanic?
Not Hispanic, Not Latino,
those are European terms. Hispanic is from Spain, Latino is an Italian spaghetti bandit.
Be proud to be Mexican Pendejo!

Anonymous said...

@5;21 opps 1000 grams in a kilo. Just explaining the profit margin to those that are not aware. But thanks for bringing that out.

TRC

Anonymous said...

Mr British, go to Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, anywhere on the froteresa and see how safe you feel. I have been to Mexico many times and have many friends in that country. I also have had several friends murdered there that were not cartel members or drug dealers. They were robbed and murdered. One for the boots on his feet.

Good luck on your 5th wheel and just remember, once you see it coming, it is already too late.

Anonymous said...

Really!! U ask wht the name of a American drug kingpin of our times??? Well, if there aren't any AMERICAN Kingpins then why are so many American citizen drug dealers getting sentenced as KINGPINS?? I'll tell u why!! Because law enforcement catches a trailer with so much drug and the driver only knows the name of one person (which is the name he provides) and BAM that one person gets blamed for all the 1000 lbs when only 100 were his!!! Without drug dealers the Mexican government nor the American government would have a job!!! CORRUPTION? Of course there's corruption in the USA jst like everywhere else!! It's jst tht the USA is alot smarter they don't do it in public view they do it behind closed doors!! Just saying....

'lito brito said...

wow john bull is in control ..loved and protected...jajajja...

oye hombre ...take this load of mota to M Aleman for us ..ok ... sabe amigo, we have been friends for a long time now ..and we protect you...it will just be this one time..no problema ok?...

no? ..ok then we need to "borrow" your truck and trailor


what do they say about dumbasses and englishmen...jjajaja

you my friend are living in a bubble ...better hope it never lands

Anonymous said...

May 20, 2011 8:57 PM

Hispanic?
Not Hispanic, Not Latino,
those are European terms. Hispanic is from Spain, Latino is an Italian spaghetti bandit.
Be proud to be Mexican Pendejo!

Sorry Bud, I'm not Mexican, I was born in Barbados.

Anonymous said...

So true

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