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Mexican Drug Cartels operate on US turf its best customer

The United States shares responsibility for the thousands of people dead, injured and displaced in the five-year drug war that Mexican President Felipe Calderon has launched against the drug cartels.

We seem to ignore the connection between the high demand for illegal drugs and the violence associated with drug trafficking — not only in Mexico but in cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

The U.S. represents a yearly $39 billion market for the drug cartels because an estimated 25 million Americans — 12 and older — consume some type of illegal drug, according to the Justice Department. The seemingly insatiable demand for narcotics in our country has created a supply that has turned brutally violent because of competition among drug cartels and the drug war.

It is ironic that the extreme drug violence that routinely stuns Mexico does not happen in our country despite the fact that the Mexican drug cartels operate in more than 230 cities across the U.S., according to the Justice Department.

And according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mexican drug cartels operate in the U.S. without fighting among themselves. Their operatives blend in with residents of Latino neighborhoods. Their main job is to distribute the drugs and smuggle cash back into Mexico to be laundered.

[Chicago Sun-Times]

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