Cartel Corner: How Chinese Criminals Move Millions for Mexican Drug Cartels

How Chinese Criminals Secretly Move Millions for Mexico Cartels

 

Chinese involvement in the South American and Mexican Drug Cartels are nothing new, but this article illuminates just how VITAL Chinese Money Laundering is to the Illegal Drug Market and consequently to Global Human Trafficking.

Texas News: Yep, Lawyers are Bigger Crooks than the Actual Crooks!

Texas Lawyer Sentenced for Shaking Down Colombia Drug Traffickers

I remember my Grandpa used to tell me that you did not need a gun to rob people, all you needed was a law degree.

He was right!

Narco Ambush on Cops

In that lovely Socialist Paradise of Venezuela, Heavily Armed Drug Cartels Ambush Armored Police Convoys at will.

Coming Soon to a Major City/Highway near you Thanks to Biden’s ‘America Second’ Immigration Policies.

 

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War (Fictional Intelligence)

ASCENSIÓN: A TALE OF THE MEXICAN DRUG WAR

Small Wars Journal is pleased to present an excerpt from Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War  by Small Wars Journal-El Centro Fellow Michael L. Burgoyne.

This fictional account—or FICINT (Fictional Intelligence)—describes the security situation in Mexico in an accessible manner.

Here the situation in Mexico is described through the lens of fiction and intelligence to depict future conflict scenarios grounded in reality.[1]  Is it ‘criminal insurgency,’ ‘civil strife,’ ‘crime wars,’ ‘non-international armed conflict (NIAC),’ or something else. Burgoyne seeks to inform the policy and operational debate surrounding insecurity and criminal armed groups (CAGs) in Mexico in this text.

Comments from the author:

In 2020, Mexico suffered over 35,000 homicides, marking another year of exceptionally high rates of violence that are comparable to a war zone. Mexican transnational criminal organizations drive the violence in Mexico and play a key role in the over 70,000 annual drug overdose deaths in the United States. Yet, Americans lack an understanding of the complex security situation just south of the border.

I am thankful to Small Wars Journal-El Centro for the opportunity to present an excerpt from, Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War.  I wrote the story as modern day western designed to bring the reader into a violent and complicated world where there are no easy answers. While the story is fiction, the events depicted are drawn from reality, which is documented in the accompanying notes section. These notes also include references to outstanding scholars that provide excellent analysis of the ongoing conflict in Mexico.

Finally, this excerpt is augmented with a brief interview with Alexei Chevez, a Mexican scholar and security practitioner with a deep knowledge of the nature of the internal stability struggles in Mexico.

My hope is that this work of fiction provides an engaging way to understand the very real and daunting security challenges the Mexican people face.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Crime Awareness: First Europe Built Narco Sub Seized in Spain

Tides Are Turning: First Europe-Built ‘Narco-Sub’ Seized in Spain

 

Necessity drives ingenuity. It was only a matter of time before European drug smugglers picked up the ideal the Colombian Cartels have been using for decades.

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