Monday, June 18, 2012

Sinaloa drug organization profiled

The New York Times Magazine has a great article on the Sinaloa drug trafficking organization by Patrick Radden Keefe. This DTO is the one run by "Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's billionaires according to Forbes. The author does a brilliant job of outlining why it is so profitable, so violent and so enduring. He says that Mexico's Attorney General said in 2010 that over one billion dollars are paid in bribes to the municipal police in Mexico in a year!

This organization may be making about as much money in a year as Netflix or Facebook (but it doesn't pay taxes as such, but lots of bribes). A trusted lieutenant gets paid only annually -- a suitcase of $1 million in cash. It is using 2500 year old technology to defeat the state-of-the-art fence being built along the U.S.-Mexico border.

After you read this article, you are almost certain to want to share it with friends!

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