The Mexican Drug Cartels have been making anywhere from $19-$29 Billion dollars annually from drug sales to the U.S alone. Mexican Drug Cartels have been proving that they are a ruthless and relentless force waiting to be reckoned with. Something that really caught my attention was the 90% of cocaine that is brought in to the United States comes from Mexico, not only that but Mexican Cartels are the main suppliers for marijuana and methamphetamines to the U.S. Major cartels are the Beltran Leyva Cartel, the Gulf Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, Los Zetas Cartel, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the Tijuana Cartel.
The Cartels have always been compared to terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and now ISIL. Mexican cartels are responsible for 60,000 deaths from 2006 to 2012 and in 2013 alone they were responsible for 16,000 deaths. While ISIL currently has an estimated killing of 9,000 civilians and have wounded 17,386. Mexican Drug Cartels recruit children as old as 11 to be child soldiers, drug mules, used for prostitution, or just kill them and remove their organs to sell on the blackmarket. Mexican Drug Cartels are using methods of torture and killing that I’ve never would of thought of before. They will behead people, mutilate the bodies, cook people to beyond recognition, and they will make you disappear without a trace. They are beyond extreme they will use anything as a weapon from the smallest knife to the highest caliber weapon available. Their lifestyle is theirs to choose from the most luxurious cars and clothes to the most unique of weapons and everything in between.
This is important to know because many people aren’t really aware of what the Cartels are doing and how close this really is to the United States. Most of the US-Mexico Border are controlled and used for smuggling drugs by the Cartels. This impacts the United States because the issue is right in our backyards and we should atleast know what’s going on. Drugs/Narcotics are EVERYWHERE so it’s not only an issue for the United States most of the Cartels provide drugs and narcotics to all of Europe, Africa, Russia, and just about anywhere of course as long as they are paid. Some countries even sell materials to the Cartels for them to produce drugs.