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Old 02-26-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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50 Mexican cartel suspects held in U.S. - Focus on Mexico- msnbc.com

"The overnight roundup by DEA and state and local police included arrests in California, Minnesota and the Maryland suburbs of Washington.

In recent months, the DEA and other agencies have staged raids in 120 cities across the country that led to the 755 arrests."
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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50 Mexican cartel suspects held in U.S. - Focus on Mexico- msnbc.com

"The overnight roundup by DEA and state and local police included arrests in California, Minnesota and the Maryland suburbs of Washington.

In recent months, the DEA and other agencies have staged raids in 120 cities across the country that led to the 755 arrests."
The united states government acknowledged that without Mexico's cooperation it would have been impossible to perform such an operation within 21 months. "Operation Xcellerator" that ended with the capture of 755 members of the Sinaloa cartel, and the confiscation of 59 million dollars, this will directly affect the capability of this organization to sell drugs in US. soil.

Leslie Basset, business agreggate of the USA's embassy in Mexico accepted in a communique that "it would have been impossible to realize such an operation in 21 months alone".

The official that is behind the diplomatic representation assured that this operation "shows Mexico and USA working together to reinforce our borders and attack the violent criminal networks in every level".

Together, Mexico and the United States will succeed in dismantling the pernicious operations of criminal networks that threathen our two societies".

Translated from full note: EU destaca ayuda de México en Operación Xcellerator - El Universal - México
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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The united states government acknowledged that without Mexico's cooperation it would have been impossible to perform such an operation within 21 months. "Operation Xcellerator" that ended with the capture of 755 members of the Sinaloa cartel, and the confiscation of 59 million dollars, this will directly affect the capability of this organization to sell drugs in US. soil.

Leslie Basset, business agreggate of the USA's embassy in Mexico accepted in a communique that "it would have been impossible to realize such an operation in 21 months alone".

The official that is behind the diplomatic representation assured that this operation "shows Mexico and USA working together to reinforce our borders and attack the violent criminal networks in every level".

Together, Mexico and the United States will succeed in dismantling the pernicious operations of criminal networks that threathen our two societies".

Translated from full note: EU destaca ayuda de México en Operación Xcellerator - El Universal - México
It's the only way to hit the Drug Cartels. There needs to be cooperation between the two countries, and the drug trade needs to be treated like a Mexico-U.S operation/problem, not Mexico crime affecting America.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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It's the only way to hit the Drug Cartels. There needs to be cooperation between the two countries, and the drug trade needs to be treated like a Mexico-U.S operation/problem, not Mexico crime affecting America.
Along with public awareness of the illegal drug supply chain and economics but more importantly how their consumption of these illegal drugs empowers the cartels.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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Along with public awareness of the illegal drug supply chain and economics but more importantly how their consumption of these illegal drugs empowers the cartels.
I don't think there's really anything that can be done about the consumption and suppply. We're going to have to live with drugs being a big part of our society for a very very long time.

I just think the American government and Mexican government need to team up to smack the current suppliers(Mexican cartels) up and bring them down from being so ballsy.

Like I've mentioned a few times, the U.S. government/Homeland Security needs to start checking what's leaving the U.S. as tightly as they inspect what's coming in.
Imagine all the American dollars and American paramilitary weapons that will be netted. That, along with the Mexican government continuing to seize weapons and money in Mexico like they've been doing should yield some good results.
Mexico is doing a lot to go after the cartels(in my opinion), but it's a hard battle to fight when the cartels are on a level playing field as far as firepower, and are able to corrupt a lot of officials/military/law enforcement with all that American money in their pockets.

The average American isn't realizing America's place in all of this. It isn't victim, it's enabler. The supply lines for the drug cartels run from here.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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I don't think there's really anything that can be done about the consumption and suppply. We're going to have to live with drugs being a big part of our society for a very very long time.

I just think the American government and Mexican government need to team up to smack the current suppliers(Mexican cartels) up and bring them down from being so ballsy.

Like I've mentioned a few times, the U.S. government/Homeland Security needs to start checking what's leaving the U.S. as tightly as they inspect what's coming in.
Imagine all the American dollars and American paramilitary weapons that will be netted. That, along with the Mexican government continuing to seize weapons and money in Mexico like they've been doing should yield some good results.

Mexico is doing a lot to go after the cartels(in my opinion), but it's a hard battle to fight when the cartels are on a level playing field as far as firepower, and are able to corrupt a lot of officials/military/law enforcement with all that American money in their pockets.

The average American isn't realizing America's place in all of this. It isn't victim, it's enabler. The supply lines for the drug cartels run from here.
Absolutely agree. This is why I lean toward legalization of drugs. Most consumers really simply don't care about much at all let alone the impact their drug use has on society locally, nationally and in the world.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Absolutely agree. This is why I lean toward legalization of drugs. Most consumers really simply don't care about much at all let alone the impact their drug use has on society locally, nationally and in the world.
I think its a case of screwed if you do, screwed if you dont.
I don't want hard drugs to be legal. I think keeping drugs illegal adds a stigma to them that prevents a lot of people from using them.

Look at something as hamless as marijuana is. There's a lot more people willing to drink(which I think is a lot more dangerous) than puff on a joint, and that's mainly because of the stigma attached to it.

I think if drugs were suddenly made illegal, we'd eventually down the road see a huge jump of drug use. Like cigarettes are god awful for you, but since the government says its okay to smoke, all kinds of people do.

I feel that the only thing we can do is put pressure on the large scale drug operations(like the cartels) and force them to keep a low profile. Don't give them a chance to intimidate governments and civilians. Just always keep the pressure on them and keep as much money and as many guns out of their hands as possible. Keep breaking up the organizations as they pop up.


But I do really support the idea of legalizing marijuna. It'll take some income from the criminals, and bring some much needed taxes to the state and country.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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I don't think there's really anything that can be done about the consumption and suppply. We're going to have to live with drugs being a big part of our society for a very very long time.

I just think the American government and Mexican government need to team up to smack the current suppliers(Mexican cartels) up and bring them down from being so ballsy.

Like I've mentioned a few times, the U.S. government/Homeland Security needs to start checking what's leaving the U.S. as tightly as they inspect what's coming in.
Imagine all the American dollars and American paramilitary weapons that will be netted. That, along with the Mexican government continuing to seize weapons and money in Mexico like they've been doing should yield some good results.
Mexico is doing a lot to go after the cartels(in my opinion), but it's a hard battle to fight when the cartels are on a level playing field as far as firepower, and are able to corrupt a lot of officials/military/law enforcement with all that American money in their pockets.

The average American isn't realizing America's place in all of this. It isn't victim, it's enabler. The supply lines for the drug cartels run from here.
Dont forget about the demand, I blame rap music for taking it too far!
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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a great example of binational cooperation.

some posters think the drug trade is only mexicos problem. it a problem for both sides of the border.

this is good news tho. it hits the cartel hard. 60 million$ hard!

but it still dont belong here in immig.

i dont understand why anything crime and mexico related automatically ends up in the immigration forum? its funny.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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a great example of binational cooperation.

some posters think the drug trade is only mexicos problem. it a problem for both sides of the border.

this is good news tho. it hits the cartel hard. 60 million$ hard!

but it still dont belong here in immig.

i dont understand why anything crime and mexico related automatically ends up in the immigration forum? its funny.
True, there are so many other immigration issues to discuss. Think it is time for me to take another break from this forum for a while. Same people, same arguments, paranoia and accusations of word twisting, no forum.
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