Response to stockholmer (Reply #9)
Fri Feb 10, 2012, 05:13 PM
expatriate2mex (148 posts)
16. It WAS the primary cause.
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At one time I would have agreed with you but legalizing mj would not end it now. The Narcos have expanded greatly in the last few years and there is far more to it. They have pretty much taken over illegal immigration, this includes people from south of us. They have expanded that to include holding people and demanding more money from their families, this includes mexican's and other Nationals. Wonder why there is a big drop in illegal immigration? This is a big reason no matter what people up there say. Still a lot of money in it now.
Extortion. This is probably the fastest growing area and why things are heating up in places like guadalajara. It's always been a drug distribution area but extortion is expanding. I know of business that have closed for this reason. I am usiung guad as an example, it's not just there.
Child trafficking. Doesn't get mentioned much, but they own a lot of it. Probably all before it's over like illegal immigration.
Roadblocks. It doesn't make the news as much but they set up roadblocks a lot for robbing, carjacking, etc. They hit busses also, the bus lines normally does not even report them.
Harder drugs. nothing to say here.
If pot were legalized they would still get rich selling below legal prices, I'm sure the traffic would decrease but there would be increased problems in the other areas. No offense, but these guys are in no way going to say "aw shucks, we lost" and go home. It will never happen.
Just for info I am not in a tourist or high foreigner area, I am a dual citizen (born in mexico) far from the "elite" areas. I go on what is really happening, not what the mexican government puts out or even worse what makes it to the english media.
They have a police force and military paid for, it would be a shame to let that go to waste.
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