Mexican Cartels Essay

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In the 1970s, the United States was having a good time but so was the Mexican cartel because Americans were stressed, so the Mexican cartel took their chance. I believe the way that Britannica.com said it best “The U.S. war on drugs began under the administration of Pres. Richard Nixon…… It was during the 1970s, however, that a growing U.S. demand for cocaine led to the creation of the earliest drug cartels.” The very first cartel was the Guadalajara Cartel started in the late 1970s led by Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Rafael Caro Quintero, and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo.
There have always been 4 big cartels (a criminal organization composed of independent drug lords who collude with each other in order to improve their profits and dominate the illegal drug trade) in Mexico the Sinaloa Cartel, Tijuana Cartel, Juárez Cartel and Gulf Cartel they are the main cartels. Because their job is illegal, all cartel members get “under the table pay” so banks can't question them about the amount of money they put in their account. The drugs most cartels control and sell are cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Most of the drugs the cartels sell, you can get from a prescribed medication from doctors they just have different names. …show more content…

In fact, “Since Jan. 2022, more than 300 people in the United States have been charged or arrested for criminal activity directly linked to Mexican drug cartels”, according to a NewsNation analysis. Well, that is very scary it was also reported this year that the Sinaloa Cartel is still in America there are Mexican cartels in these fowling states of Texas, New Mexico, California and Arizona, and as far north as Washington and Connecticut.(in Erie PA. there is also one but don’t ask me how I

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