A big victory for the Mexican army in the drug war

My Mexican friends tell me:  You guys consume billions of dollars of illegal drugs and we get all of the dead people.

There is a lot of truth in that!. We do consume and they have 70,000 dead! 

We can blame Mexico for this or that but our consumption is the reason that the cartels cross borders and do business up here. 

In December 2006, President Calderon started this crackdown on cartels and it's very difficult but necessary.

I don't think that many Americans understand just how bloody this drug war has been in Mexico.    WE also don't hear about the sacrifice of many Mexican police and soldiers.

So let's say thumbs up to the Mexican army because they scored a big win this week:

"Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured before dawn Monday in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration struggling to drive down persistently high levels of violence, officials announced.

Trevino Morales, 40, was captured by Mexican Marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash on a dirt road in the countryside outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo, which has long served as the Zetas' base of operations. The truck was halted by a Marine helicopter and Trevino Morales was taken into custody along with a bodyguard and an accountant and eight guns, government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez told reporters."

This is a huge hit on the cartels.  Well done guys!

 

My Mexican friends tell me:  You guys consume billions of dollars of illegal drugs and we get all of the dead people.

There is a lot of truth in that!. We do consume and they have 70,000 dead! 

We can blame Mexico for this or that but our consumption is the reason that the cartels cross borders and do business up here. 

In December 2006, President Calderon started this crackdown on cartels and it's very difficult but necessary.

I don't think that many Americans understand just how bloody this drug war has been in Mexico.    WE also don't hear about the sacrifice of many Mexican police and soldiers.

So let's say thumbs up to the Mexican army because they scored a big win this week:

"Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured before dawn Monday in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration struggling to drive down persistently high levels of violence, officials announced.

Trevino Morales, 40, was captured by Mexican Marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash on a dirt road in the countryside outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo, which has long served as the Zetas' base of operations. The truck was halted by a Marine helicopter and Trevino Morales was taken into custody along with a bodyguard and an accountant and eight guns, government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez told reporters."

This is a huge hit on the cartels.  Well done guys!

 

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