Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Opium prices plummet up to 90% in Guerrero, narcos turn to mining and farmers left in poverty


Guerrero farmers have been devastated by the collapse in opium prices.

Stevectpa Borderland Beat from Mexico Daily-Milenio  

Drug trafficking gangs in Guerrero are turning their attention to mining as opium gum prices plummet, violence increases and the opioid known as “china white” floods into Mexico, a local bishop says.

Salvador Rangel, bishop of the diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, told reporters this week that cultivating opium poppies is no longer profitable due to the low prices their paste yields.

So they are turning their attention to mines and sawmills.
Turf wars between competing criminal gangs have intensified, Rangel said, as they attempt to seize control of gold and silver mines and lumber mills.

The bishop conceded that the Christmas truce he attempted to broker was unsuccessful.
“As long as drugs, in particular opium gum that is extracted from poppies, doesn’t provide a good profit, the problems will continue,” Rangel said.

“The price fell completely. Three years ago, [opium gum] cost 35,000 or 40,000 pesos [US $1,800 to $2,000] a kilo and now they’re paying 3,500 or 4,000 pesos [US $180 to $200]. The people in the Sierra with whom I have contact don’t want to plant [poppies] anymore, they say simply that ‘it doesn’t maintain us anymore.’”

The bishop said that in mountainous areas of Guerrero, where the cultivation of poppies has supported communities for decades, people are now living in poverty.

Bishop Rangel concedes he was unable to broker a Christmas truce.

“. . . Especially the campesinos [small-plot farmers], who were forced by organized crime to plant [poppies] and sell to a certain group. A lot of murders occurred in Guerrero because one community chose to sell to a different group who paid better,” Rangel said.

“They’re going through an unprecedented situation because of the fall in the price of opium gum and the invasion of china white into Mexico from the United States. It’s an opportune moment for the government to do something to support these people who are very poor. Hunger is the mother of all wars. If only there was economic stability so that there would be social stability,” he added.

Earlier this year, a group of community leaders from the state’s Sierra region appealed to then president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to legalize the cultivation of opium poppies for use in the manufacture of legal pharmaceuticals.

In August, the Guerrero Congress almost unanimously approved a proposal to decriminalize the cultivation of poppies for medicinal purposes but it requires federal support in order for it to become law.

Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero has said that legalizing drugs is a possibility as part of the quest to bring peace to the country.

22 comments:

  1. "bring peace to the country"
    Are people naive enough to believe this would radically improve internal security for Mexico?Legalise drugs and our utopian vision would appear,nah,aint going to happen.Fabric of society needs changing an all that kind of crap,politicos haven't got the balls,brains,or will to attempt it,everyone on top likes it just as it is..Whatever,under AMLO shit gon stay the same...

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  2. Ohh well. I see no issues people living in poverty because their opium paste is not worth anything knowing there’s a high probability their paste can take someone else’s life. Karma

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  3. How does the price fall like this??? You would think that the cartels would have all the crop paid in full when its ready- thats retarded cheap already and the cartels are banking to much on garbage fent- once all those addicts die off, your moneymaker is no good- addicts dont want fent- keep that shit in mexico

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    1. Very true. Fentanyl is straight crap. Almost all users I know would rather have real heroin than that fentanyl crap from China. You can barely get Chiva nowadays without that bullshit mixed in it. The "H" kills true.... But no one wants to die in a week instead of the way it used to be where it kills you slowly .

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    2. Bond u full of crap the reason addicts prefer fet over H is simply H doesn't get them high like it ince did Fet gives them that high that H cant no longer give them.

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  4. This is terrible news for the us- streets will be flooded with fent only- i dont get why someone from columbia doesnt start pushing that columbian brown north- they already gave coke to the mexicans- theres a huge opprutunity open there for someone to make BANK

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  5. Damn. Poor Raza can't catch a break. Forced to plant opium and now it's worthless.

    Thank you Chivis. I just want to say thank you for another wonderful year. You've made BB into an amazing site. You are a true People's Champ. Your son is also a People's Champ. Thank you for doing what you do. I hope and pray that GOD blesses you with a great 2019. Saludos y un gran abrazo desde Los Angeles, El Nemesis-

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    1. Hey Nemesis! May 2019 be your best year ever... Saludos

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  6. If those Americans would only quit using silver and lumber, then Mexico wouldn’t have these problems.

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    1. You forgot mexican gasoline but very good lol.

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    2. What this means is that mexican drug organizations arw bringing in china white. Obviously its better than mexican brown tar heroin.

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    3. I know China white traditional refers to real pure H from South East Asia. But over the years people have started referring to fent as China white. That's what's flooding in/out of Mexico right now.

      Phelpso

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    4. China white is a grayish powder like substance different from the black tar molasses stuff. Also way more expensive than the tar.

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  7. The heroin market is flooded with synthetic and a over supply of regular poppy heroin.

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  8. "Turning to mining." Unless it means that they upped the piso on northamerican operations (Teck/Goldcorp threw in the towel on that part of the world), not sure how they are going to process all of those glittery rocks. Gravity recovery isn't an option, so recovery with CN or something else requiring advanced chemistry/metallurgy. Without mota or flores rojo, just cows and corn. Oh, and the tried and true Mezcal.

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  9. Thanks to Afghanistan and fentanyl.. Mexico is small time when it comes to heroin yet the U.S blames Mexico everytime

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  10. Synthetic opioids from China is exported in massive amounts to the port of Vancouver, Canada.. where it is then trafficked into the US for consumption and surprisingly also into Mexico. Way cheaper and much more potent than Mexican heroin. This is a multi-billion industry right now for the chineses triads. Perhaps Trump build a wall on the Canadian border also?..no joke

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  11. Why are the prices dropping? Is fentanyl the one to blame? Competition taking out the small players?

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  12. The drug trade ain't what it used to be.The unorganized criminal groups are back to extorting the poor old ladies in the markets that sell roasted pumpkin seeds. Expect more beheadings of these lacras.

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  13. The drug trade ain't what it used to be.The unorganized criminal groups are back to extorting the poor old ladies in the markets that sell roasted pumpkin seeds. Expect more beheadings of these lacras.

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  14. Fentanyl to me legally Rx was crap. Patches. Made me stupid without doing what oxycodone did - relieve pain. If a person seeks nirvana stupid then fentanyl is in their future. I use a self test of mental multiplication tests versus spine pain relief. Sorry fentanyl you lose big time. Maybe great for those folks who wish to reduce their IQ from 99 to 48 My internal medicine doctor said the effect was common

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  15. Damn is this Tecatos United
    Todos salieron..Disque a Comentar
    When they Heard..China Chiva H and Fet
    :-)

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