great controversy has caused the initiative of the North American congressman Dan Crenshaw, in which he tries to endorse the use of the Army of the United States of America (USA)against the Mexican drug cartels, and is that the Republican congressman, alleges that fentanyl has claimed the lives of more than one hundred thousand American citizens.
Although it is true, in this space we have already written against the normalization of violence, as well as the decadent culture that drug trafficking has generated in our country, today it is fair to point out that this initiative to name the mexican cartels cAs Foreign Terrorist Organizations, it does not solve the problem of drug use in our main trading partner.
And it is that the trials in the USA against some of the Mexican drug lords have been highly mediatic, and even the current trial followed against the former anti-drug czar Genaro García Luna that reveals great corruption in our country. Faced with this controversy, I ask myself, are we only corrupt and guilty in Mexico? Because I find it incredible that we have well identified the leaders of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the Sinaloa Cartel, the Gulf Cartel or what you think, but we don’t know anything about, what are the main criminal organizations in the neighboring country, much less have we identified who are the main leaders of these.
Will it be possible for the Mexican cartels to reach the border and deposit their drugs in a parcel company that will transport them to NY o Chicago?
We talk a lot about the producers, those who transport, those who introduce the drug into USAbut we rarely talk about those who move it into the third largest country in the world.
If we see the drug trafficking business as a chain, the Mexican cartels would be in the initial production, but what about the last mile? Contact with the final consumer is not very clear to us who does it, since it is directly in USA.
The questions that arise are, where are the stores where all this drug is distributed? Where are the employees who promote it? Where are the taxes generated by said transactions? the tax discrepancy of the “partners” in USA where is?
We hear a lot about money laundering and anti-laundering laws, but a ton of coke in Mexico costs around 20 million dollars, while a gram on the streets of NY cost more than 150 dollars, equivalent to more than 150 million dollars. The utility is immense. The distribution of this should also be. The final question I ask myself, why are individuals, organizations, companies that obtain income from marketing to the final consumer in USA? It seems to me that it is always easier to see the speck in someone else’s eye, and not to see the beam in ours. Intervention will not solve the problem. It just distracts us.
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