Thursday, November 03, 2011
Mexican drug cartels operating in Colo.
The same drug cartels causing chaos on the U.S./Mexico border are also active in Colorado. 9Wants to Know examined a situation report from the US Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center, which says the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels are active in five Colorado cities. Those cities are Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Longmont. Sylvia Longmire, author of the book "Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars," says the cartels mainly operate under the radar in Colorado, although they are believed to be responsible for much of the ongoing violence plaguing the border. "What's happening along the border is crucial for folks in Denver to understand because the cartels have a physical presence in Denver and they are trafficking the majority of the drugs that are circulating throughout the city," Longmire said...more