Re: Gang Attacks And Sets Fire To a Casino IN Mexico, 53 Killed
There are good points on both sides, in my opinion. Of course to claim that US are flanking/supporting drug lords would be an overstatement, but in the other hand it would be impossible to smuggle so much drug without having someone supporting you to the other side of the border. The lack of news on this could be easily explained by the fact that most of them don't get caught. And the fact that it's so hard to catch them could be explained by the facts that they KNOW how to don't get caught, and that some of those who should catch them turn their face/close their eyes. For money of course, but there are also many alternative ways, like to blackmail and to threat (and a threat coming from the same gangs that killed 40,000 people in 4 years should be taken very seriously).
The core of the problem lies somewhere in Mexico (120,000 + cartel members detained but only 8,500 convicted are numbers that make me think much more about Mafia than some bunch of drug dealers): OBVIOUSLY someone who's got the power is flanking them. But there must be also someone that is allowing firearms trafficking from the US to MX, and alien and drug smuggling from MX to US: and this can't be achieved just by sitting their ass in Mexico, not to mention money laundering. The difference between the two is that in Mexico they need to be flanked by extremely powerful people, while all they need to do in the US is to take control of some of those who play some key role: customs workers, border patrol and people like that, no need to bribe Robert Mueller.
127 Border Patrol and Customs Workers Arrested for Corruption
Thursday, June 09, 2011
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489 arrests (of which 160 have been CBP employees), 38% increase in overall complaints against CBP employees since 2004, 267 corruption-related investigations of CBP employees underway: these numbers speak by themselves, it's no longer a matter of "some cases": this is organized crime with growing tentacles
There's also an interesting news about US allowing the Mexican police to stage cross-border drug raids from inside the United States (so called boomerang operations).
U.S. Widens Role in Mexican Fight
Published: August 25, 2011
At least, it seems that drug cartels still aren't able to do within US borders what they are able to do within MX ones.
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