Some would say that our country has not been invaded, but as you can see in the maps below our cities across this country have been invaded by the Mexican Drug Cartels. Mexican Drug Trafficking Operations (DTO's) bring with them a host of other problems from gangs to people smuggling to corruption in government and law enforcement.
As with illegal immigration, Mexican drug trafficking is a problem that the Mexican government really does not want to end. There is simply too much money to be made as that money is sent back to Mexico to prop up their corrupt government.
These maps are from latest report of the U.S. Department of Justice - National Drug Intelligence Center
All images below can seen in a larger format by clicking on them.
From the report:
The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has prepared this Situation Report to illustrate the principal cities/states in which Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) operate within the United States. This document was prepared using law enforcement reporting available to NDIC as of April 9, 2008; it updates information regarding Mexican DTOs set forth in the National Drug Threat Assessment 2007.
Mexican DTOs are the most pervasive organizational threat to the United States. They are active in every region of the country and dominate the illicit drug trade in every area except the Northeast. Mexican DTOs are expanding their operations in the Northeast and have developed cooperative relationships with DTOs in that area in order to gain a larger share of the northeastern drug market.
Federal, state, and local law enforcement reporting reveals that Mexican DTOs operate in at least 195 cities throughout the United States. In 129 cities,2 law enforcement officials reported the presence of Mexican DTOs with affiliations to at least one of the four principal Mexican drug cartels that supply illicit drugs to U.S. markets - Federation, Gulf Coast, Juárez, and Tijuana. Specifically, Mexican DTOs affiliated with the Federation Cartel have been identified in at least 82 cities, to the Gulf Coast Cartel in at least 43 cities, to the Juárez Cartel in at least 44 cities, and to the Tijuana Cartel in at least 20 cities. Law enforcement officials also reported the presence of Mexican DTOs in 66 additional cities but did not identify an affiliation with a principal Mexican drug cartel.
All reported Mexican Drug Trafficking Operations in the United States.
Gulf Coast Cartel
There are two things that can be taken from just a brief glance at these maps. The first is that our country is invaded with Mexican drug cartels and all the problems they bring. The second is that the Tijuana Cartel needs to get off their butts because they're a bunch of slackers.
The full report can be downloaded at the National Drug Intelligence Center website
Tipped by: Reader Lone Wolf