Cartel Tactics: Mom-and-Pop Stores – Perfect Money Laundering Vehicles on US-Mexico Border

Mom-and-Pop Stores: Perfect Money Laundering Vehicles on US-Mexico Border

 

In the 21st Century of crypto-currency and shell corporations, some cartels still launder their dirty money the old-fashioned way.

 

Cartel Corner: A Secret Look at a Mexican Cartel’s Low-Tech, Multimillion-Dollar Fentanyl Operation

A Secret Look at a Mexican Cartel’s Low-Tech, Multimillion-Dollar Fentanyl Operation

 

via: Active Response Training

A valuable look at how Fentanyl is mixed with heroin and smuggled into the USA by Mexican drug cartels.  Besides providing an accurate summary of what’s happening, you should additionally note two things:

1- I’ve been writing for some time about how as Americans lose faith in government institutions, private powers will rise up to take the place of the government.  We see it now in America with the wealthy hiring private security to patrol the neighborhoods where they live.  Here is yet another example.

The video shows how the drug cartels have completely supplanted the local government and are now providing many of the available jobs and social services. The cartels serve a role as a type of surrogate government enterprise. Take a look at the video at the 5:10 time stamp.  Those are cartel-owned cemeteries (which also serve as high end party spots) in Sinaloa.  Some of the crypts are bigger than my house.  All provided by the drug cartels.  “Don’t have money for a funeral?  No worries.  Work for the cartel and you will be forever immortalized in a place like this.”

I believe something similar will be coming to the USA as well.  The criminal street gangs are already a more powerful force than the police/government in many urban population centers.  This power shift will increase with diminishing tax revenues, fewer government support programs, and a “defunding” of the police.

2- Take a look at how the cooks are handling the fentanyl at around the 1:10 time in the beginning of the video.  No respirators.  No gloves.  They are dumping pounds of the stuff into the boiling cauldron of heroin precursors without any protective gear.  No adverse effects.  Now you see why I’ve always doubted the reports of cops passing out and requiring Narcan for getting a single grain of fentanyl powder on their hands.  The “epidemic” of accidental police fentanyl overdoses is utter bullshit.

When the cartels have more influence than the government, people’s loyalty shifts to the cartel over the historical “powers that be.”  This power shift will happen here too.  Some experts call it the “Cartel-ification” of America.  When criminal gangs step up and begin providing more benefits to local residents (jobs, infrastructure, schools, hospitals, and charity for the poor) than the government provides, who do you think the people will support?

Cartel Corner: Mexico, The Failed State Next Door

After watching this no sane person in America (minus liberals) would still support the ideal of open or porous borders.

These guys are packing SAW’s and M240B’s folks, Military grade weaponry.

They didn’t get this stuff at some Texas Gun Shop on the Border.

 

 

An Addendum to ‘One Hundred and Fifty Questions to a Guerrilla’

This is where the rubber meets the road as far as Practical training goes.

Learn. Train. Repeat!

 

brushbeater

From a reader:

Just read your post on questions to ask a guerilla. One point not listed is that everyone is good at something. Identify what they are good at, and apply them. There are sleeper guys out there with skills a normal person would never think of. So ask the team applicants, what are you good at? In Afg, I was yackin one day with a Marine. He was assigned to the 155 battery at Kajaki dam. Turns out, the Marine had designed, and implemented the whole power grid for Southern California, in his real life. The Marines had him running a 155 unit??? In short order, a full understanding, and redesign of the Helmand Province power grid was at the Generals disposal. All from just yackin with the passenger in the seat next over. 
On your post about powering com systems/repeaters-
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Mexico Drug Gangs Had a ‘Spy’ Working in Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office

The Cartels have spies at the Federal level as well.

Nothing is impossible when you have an unlimited budget.

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Federal prosecutors have busted one of their co-workers who worked as a spy for a variety of Mexican drug gangs.

The Washington Times reports that the sister and brother-in-law of a paralegal working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Antonio were distributors of the methamphetamines produced by the Mexico-based criminal enterprise.

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