Crime And Violence Of Mexico

2893 Words Mar 15th, 2015 12 Pages
Crime and Violence in Mexico as we know it is all too common. The Drugs power and control is often heard way too many times. Drug traffickers often come from a childhood of poverty. But the battle for survival among cartels in Mexico, in which thousands of people, mostly in the drug trade or fighting it, have been killed, has only led drug traffickers to redouble their efforts to get their drugs to market in the United States. These Drug Traffickers all have one thing in common they all want territory control and want to be the number one organization. One of the most powerful Drug lords in today’s history is named El Chapo Guzman. He became Mexico’s top drug kingpin in 2003. He was considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world by the United States Department of Treasury. Guzman is named by Forbes as one of the most powerful people in the world; he was named as the 10th richest man in Mexico. Malcolm, Beth (2010) El Chapo Biography The DEA in a report states that he has surpassed the influence of Pablo Escobar a Columbian Drug Lord. The Sinaloa Drug Cartel which is the one that he belongs in, smuggles multi ton cocaine drug shipments from Columbia through Mexico to the United States. His organization has been involved in the production, smuggling, and distribution of marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin across North America. Guzman was captured in late 1993 in Guatemala extradited and sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico for murder and drug trafficking,…

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