Drug Cartels in Mexico Essay

2834 Words Nov 13th, 2010 12 Pages
Mexican Modern War There are seven drug cartels in Mexico (CRS 1). The most important cartels are Sinaloa and Juarez. The Sinaloa cartel operates in the states of Nayarit, Sinaloa and Mexico State (Reforma 1). The Juarez cartel operates in Sinaloa, Nuevo León, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Morelos; and Quintana Roo. Mexican cartels employ individuals and groups of enforcers, known as sicarios. Statistics show that more than twenty people are killed daily in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua in crimes related to drugs. Drug lords send their gunmen to strategic places where innocent people that are in the wrong place at the wrong time are killed. Narco Lords like Vicente Carrillo Fuentes and Joaquin el Chapo Guzman, fight among themselves for the …show more content…
It should also investigate if the employees in the banks are corrupt or have relation with the cartels. The Mexican Government should conclude obsolete programs and devote those resources to drug cartels. The Mexican Government spends unnecessary millions of dollars paying for local police departments that do not combat the trafficking of drugs. Local authorities are afraid of confronting the drug cartels. “We can just watch how they transport the drug from the Silverado to the Ram, crossing from Sinaloa to Chihuahua, We know who they are but we do not dare to oppose them, it’s a death sentence” (Soto). Alberto Soto stated that the local police department has been corrupted or threatened, “They do not care about their jobs but they fear for their families”. The actual military program must also be replaced it. The government should cancel the PGR and create a stronger fiscal-judicial program that supervises the Mexican army movements toward Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Felipe Calderon has sent more than 24,000 soldiers and Federal police to nine states, included Sinaloa and Chihuahua, to combat the cartels (Medina 1). This mobilization requires a stronger supervisor instead of the PGR. There had been several army movements against drug cartels in Cd. Juarez and in Culiacan, Sinaloa, but they were not successful because PGR did not supervise and cooperates with the Mexican Army. PGR should not interfere