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Worldwide traffic in cocaine and heroin generates $105 billion a year

October 19, 2010

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El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 10-18-10

Vienna, Austria – The United Nations Office Against Drugs and Crimes (ONUDD) released a statement today claiming that worldwide organized drug traffickers generate 119 billion dollars every year.

Criminal organizations have grown into a worldwide network,” said Yuri Fedotov in the opening statement of the Convention Against Organized Crime in Palermo, Italy. Traffic in cocaine and heroin earns organized crime some 105 billion dollars, while human trafficking and the sex trade generate another 10 billion dollars. The annual report states that illegal trafficking in natural resources generates another 3.5 billion dollars and the traffic in counterfeit medicines generates yet another 1.6 billion dollars.

According to Fedotov, the Conference goal is to facilitate cooperation between countries on a political and judicial level as a more powerful means to combat organized crime.


Arms and drugs sought in Ciudad Juarez

Cd. Juarez – Agents of the Federal Police launched an operation this morning to locate arms and drugs along several streets in the Colonia Cazadores area of Ciudad Juarez. The agents are interviewing residents, searching pedestrians and conducting checkpoints.


Cuarto Poder (Tuxla, Chiapas) 10-18-10

Murder of mayor condemned

Mexico, D. F. Notimex – The Federal Government strongly condemned the murder of Rito Grado Serrano, Mayor of Praxedis G. Guerrero, who along with his son, was killed in Ciudad Juarez on Sunday. (M3 Report of 10/18/10 relates.)

The Secretary of Government (SEGOB) extended his heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the victims, while assuring that the investigation into the murders will continue until the culpable are brought to justice.


El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 10-18-10

Hit men execute three people in Concheros, Sinaloa

Los Mochis, Sinaloa – Three young men were found tied up and executed with gunshots to the head this morning near the village of Juan Jose Rios. Only one has been identified. They were found inside an SUV with California plates, parked a few feet from the international highway. Evidence at the scene indicated that the murders were committed at that location.


El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 10-18-10

Baja California endangered if California leagalizes marijuana

Tijuana – The General Director of the “El Mezon” Rehabilitation Center, Luis Serrano Quintero, said that if California approves the consumption and production of drugs in November, “Crime in Tijuana could be unleashed.”

He said that addicts and drug dependent people could get “drugged up” in the United States and then return to Tijuana to commit crimes. In an interview, the activist against drug addiction demonstrated total opposition to the California Initiative to legalize marijuana.

“We know for a fact that legalization of marijuana in California will adversely affect our communities in Tijuana and Baja California, and they need to consider that reforming their drug laws will affect us,” he said.


La Voz de la Frontera (Mexicali, B.C. Mexico) 10-18-10

Cocaine seized at Andrade

Mexicali – Authorities at the Port of Entry in Andrade, California, (adjacent to Yuma, AZ), seized cocaine concealed in a vehicle driven by a resident of Wellton, Arizona. A Mexican citizen was arrested and 35 pounds of cocaine valued at a quarter of a million dollars was seized.

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