There is a basic problem now days with the Mexican drug cartels and that is one of escalated illegal drug exports and violence. Mexican drug cartels slip marijuana and cocaine through the U. S. borders to networks in all major cities.
Violence in Mexico is escalated by U. S. made assault rifles which account for 90-percent of the guns confiscated in raids. The Mexican drug cartel business is estimated to bring in $18 billion to $40 billion annually.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman who heads up the Sinoloa cartel made the Forbes list of world’s richest men with a net worth of $1 billion. Guzman has also been accused of being responsible for 7,000 drug related deaths in 2008.