Every year, the drug cartel in México make billions of dollars in profit through the sale of heroin, cocaine, meth and a lot of other banned substances in the United States. Somehow, the funds do have to return to the city of México.
Although the cartels make use of legal firms to purchase goods like ink cartridges and cotton and take them back to México to be sold for cash, a more mainstream method is to make use of human delivery systems by paying them cash and having them deliver the goods to the country directly.
The United States president has repeatedly discussed the issue of the terrible Mexicans coming into the country from the southern borders.
But an equal part of the trouble is the movement of cash from the United States to México, a by-product of the United States’ obsession with hard drugs; officials told reporters.
“The tools that have granted the cartel the power they have now is the guns they wield and the cash from drugs sold,” a special agent told newsmen in Phoenix.
“I strongly believe that if we can somehow come between the receiving of the profits by the cartel that would go a long way in derailing business for the drug lords over time.
I think that would be better than seizing drugs,” he said. Some days ago, some customs officials intercepted a cargo returning to Mexico with more than $60,000 stashed away in hidden sections of the car. Some days after that, a 43-year old lady of Mexican descent was also intercepted heading for Mexico with an array of ammunition, assault rifles, 6000 rounds of ammunition and countless magazines ammunition.
“I just imagine having to myself a dedicated squad responsible for checking cars heading to México for rifles and ammunition.
I lack the resources to carry out such tasks,” a custom top official told reporters. Since ’08, officials of custom and border protection unit have confiscated around $300 million raw cash going into the city of México in random cars and cargos, a report from a research unit disclosed earlier this week.
Officials of the custom and border security say that the cash seized stood for a percentage of the total value of cash.
This year alone, confiscation of cash on the border has risen by around 48% in March, officials disclosed: that represents $18.6 million in cash when compared to $12.6 million during the same time frame the previous year.