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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 04:48 AM
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Mexican drug gangs 'spread to every region of US'
Source: BBC

Mexican drug gangs have expanded their activities in the US with heroin production doubling in 2008, the US justice department says in a report.

Despite US funding for the war on drugs, trade in marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine also grew, the National Drug Threat Assessment said.

The report found that Mexican groups were active in every region of the US.

Gangs were moving an estimated $40bn (27bn) in cash back into Mexico across the border each year, it added.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8588509.stm
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 04:56 AM
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1. LEGALIZE.
Drop the profit into the dirt.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 08:14 AM
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2. Those gangs will fight legalization
it would be like the insurance companies and HCR. But with shootings.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 06:27 PM
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6. Yeah, but that's a fight worth having.
And it ain't like they ain't shooting now.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 03:04 PM
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4. I agree.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 08:16 AM
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3. Mission accomplished..
Now the government has more reason to cut back on civil liberties.

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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 07:07 PM
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7. But that's always been the problem with drugs
it's not just an individual choice without wider consequences.
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Taitertots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 04:48 PM
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5. Who is surprised?
We refuse to make an effort to close the border, yet complain about the obvious results.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-28-10 08:08 AM
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8. depends on how you define a region
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