Mexican Drug War : Mexico

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Kelsey McClenning Mrs. Blomme Honors 1 28 September 2014 Mexico Drug War According to the FBI, there are more than seventy five open cases of Americans that are kidnapped in Mexico. That is just one of the effects caused by what is called The Mexico Drug War. People are oblivious to what the outcome of drugs, in general, can do. Many have disappeared or been killed, firearm trade from the U.S. has gone up, and the supply of drugs in the U.S has increased. The Mexico Drug war started in December of 2006 and is still lingering about to this day. “From January 2000 through September 2006, the Mexican government arrested over 79,000 people on charges of drug trafficking” (Cook 4). As shown, Mexico has a very known past of dealing with drugs.…show more content…
In the year of 2011, there was around 27,000 residents that underwent an invasion of Mexico’s most barbarous drug gang, the Zetas. In this invasion they destroyed the town, set fire or bulldozed through houses, and kidnapped the locals at gunpoint. It was not until almost three years later that the government took serious action and went under full investigation (Tracing the Missing). “30-40 families from Allende, some with as many as 10 members were ‘exterminated’” (Tracing the Missing). This attack is believed to be the worst of the Mexico Drug War. All because drug trafficking has been highly restricted, innocent bystanders have to suffer along and be concerned about running into somebody dangerous who is involved in one of the drug cartels. In Mexico, there are seven major running drug cartels. Over the years, some cartels became smart and formed alliances with one another so they can continue their illegal businesses and have each others backs, so they say (Cook). Because of the restrictions on drugs in Mexico, there is now also a restriction on firearms. “There are approximated 67,000 licensed firearms dealers in the U.S. along the U.S.-Mexico border. There is only one legal firearms retailer in Mexico” (Mexico Drug War Fast Facts). The sales of firearms sales in the U.S. are shooting out of the roof. The sales and number of firearms being illegally traded have greatly increased since this rebellion began.

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