MEXICO: Gangland TV - Sara A Carter - Dallas Morning News - Reta - Janice Ayala - Narco Bling TV - Underworld Inc TV - The Rise and Fall of El Chapo TV - Kingpin TV - Jason Fox: Meet the Drug Lords TV - Narco State: Inside Mexico's Drug Cartels TV -
18,702. They’re trained mercenaries. Their code of silence unparalleled. Their ruthlessness unquestioned. Los Zetas are one of America’s deadly gangs, and those who stand in their way pay a gruesome price. The gang already controls Mexico, and their sights are set on the American side of the border. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico) Gangland s3e11: To Torture or to Kill, History 2008
18,703. Spanning the Rio Grande is the World Trade Bridge – the main road connection between the two countries. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico) ibid.
18,704. Los Zetas smuggle tons of narcotics across the US border. The drugs are worth billions. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico & Drugs) ibid.
18,705. They are also willing to sacrifice the innocent to get what they want. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico) ibid.
18,706. On the Mexican side they flaunt their power. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico) ibid.
18,707. For the past several years Los Zetas have been at war with their chief rival the Sinaloa Cartel. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico) ibid.
18,708. The most lucrative drugs corridor in the world. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico & Drugs) ibid.
18,709. The Cartel formed in the 1930s as a family business. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico) ibid.
18,710. They are business first, and if you get in the way of business they are going to kill you. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico) Sara A Carter, reporter The Washington Times
18,711. The Corridor is so important to the drugs cartels because that is how they move their supply. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico & Drugs) Sara A Carter
18,712. Video offers brutal glimpse of drug cartel. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico) The Dallas Morning News
18,713. I volunteered: ‘Me, me, me, me, I’ll kill them’' (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico & Kill) Reta, Los Zetas
18,714. We had two murders in broad daylight here in Laredo. And at that point we knew that things were not going to get better. Janice Ayala, ICE agent
18,715. Be very careful about taxis in this city. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico & Taxi) Scam City s2e2: Mexico City
18,716. Express kidnapping carried out by bogus taxi drivers. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico & Taxi & Kidnap) ibid.
18,717. Cops who are kidnappers. (Gangstas: Mexico & Mexico & Police & Kidnap) ibid.
43,773. Mexico is at war. A war for control of its own country. Against a rich and powerful enemy: the Mexican drug cartels. (Drugs & Mexico & Gangstas) Narco Bling, National Geographic 2013
43,774. These narco-traffickers live in a world of astonishing wealth and extravagance … The Mausoleums are air-conditioned. (Drugs & Mexico & Gangstas) ibid.
43,775. The government had committed more than 40,000 troops to fight the war against the drug cartels. (Drugs & Mexico & Gangstas) ibid.
43,776. Some cartels are as rich as nations. (Drugs & Mexico & Gangstas) ibid.
43,777. Chapo Guzman ran his businesses from prison for eight years. (Drugs & Mexico & Gangstas) ibid.
43,778. Methamphetamine: more than 80% of the Meth that is sold in the US comes from Mexico. (Drugs & Mexico & Gangstas & Methamphetamine) ibid.
78,580. The US/Mexican border: Mexican cartels now dominate a billion- dollar industry exporting undocumented migrants. Underworld Inc: Human Cargo, National Geographic 2015
78,581. 462,000 people a day pass legally into the US. ibid.
101,251. ‘He makes Pablo Escobar look like a choir-boy in comparison.’ (Mexico & Gangstas) The Rise and Fall of El Chapo, CI 2017
101,252. Billionaire, drug lord, master of escape … known by many as Public Enemy Number 1. (Mexico & Gangstas) ibid.
101,253. After four decades in the business, El Chapo is much more than a drugs smuggler. (Mexico & Gangstas) ibid.
101,254. ‘Here’s a man worth over a billion dollars.’ (Mexico & Gangstas) ibid.
101,255. All that’s left is a hole in the ground … ‘He just staged a spectacular escape from prison.’ (Mexico & Gangstas & Escape) ibid.
101,256. The brutal gun-battle lasted for almost an hour … El Chapo was nowhere to be seen. (Mexico & Gangstas & Escape) ibid.
101,259. Throughout the mid to late 1990s Chapo’s men began more and more narcotics as he called the shots inside his prison cell. (Mexico & Gangstas & Escape) ibid.
101,260. ‘El Chapo Guzman told Mexico marines that he himself was directly responsible for two to three thousand Mexico citizens.’ (Mexico & Gangstas) ibid.
118,497. Joaquin El Chapo Guzman is the most ruthless Kingpin ever to rule Mexico. Kingpin s1e2: El Chapo, History 2018, caption
118,498. In 2016 the most notorious drug lord of the modern age is extradited to an America prison, ending an over 25-year-long crime spree that builds an illegal billion-dollar industry and turns the streets of Mexico into a bloodbath. ibid.
118,499. El Chapo Guzman’s network of tunnels is a critical innovation and it sets him apart from his competitors. ibid.
118,500. The Felix brothers are losing millions of dollars fighting El Chapo. ibid.
118,501. El Chapo runs his cartel from his jail cell. ibid.
118,503. In 2001 the US and Mexico sign a long-sought treaty of extradition. ibid.
118,504. Guzman put out a trap for the Felix brothers. ibid.
118,505. One kingpin controls the entire country … For the next ten years Guzman turns Mexico into a war zone. ibid.
120,091. Latin America: the dark heart of the global drugs trade … I’m in Mexico where the drug industry is bigger and more organised and more deadly than anywhere else on the planet. (Gangstas & Drugs) Jason Fox, Meet the Drug Lords: Inside the Real Narcos I, Channel 4 2018
120,092. The Sinoloa cartel employs more than 100,000 people and they far outnumber the local police. (Gangstas & Drugs) ibid.
120,093. The big money in the drug world isn’t from producing but from smuggling. (Gangstas & Drugs) ibid.
120,094. The border with the US: drugs triple in price as soon as they cross it. (Gangstas & Drugs & Border) ibid.
123,100. ‘A lot of blood is spilt over this.’ (Gangstas & Crystal Meth) Narco State: Inside Mexico’s Drug Cartels, Sky 2015, man in mask
123,101. Mexico’s curse stretches nearly 2,000 miles. Its huge rich neighbour the United States of America is the world’s largest consumer of illegal drugs. Beyond this border that insatiable appetite needs a supplier. Mexico has been that supplier for more than a hundred years. (Gangstas & Crystal Meth) ibid.
123,102. This is the most dangerous part of the operation; the fumes coming off there are extremely toxic. They are also very explosive. (Gangstas & Crystal Meth) ibid.
123,103. The purity of Mexican crystal meth is what makes it so different to meth made in the United States. It means its value soars. (Gangstas & Crystal Meth) ibid.
123,104. Crystal meth has emerged as a lucrative business for the cartels. They franchise out its production to small gangs then gathered in and exported. (Gangstas & Crystal Meth) ibid.
123,105. This one lab is making £12 million a year and it’s a medium-sized operation. (Gangstas & Crystal Meth) ibid.
123,106. Anyone cooking or handling meth is putting themselves at risk. They spray acetone in the powder to stop it turning into dust. (Gangstas & Crystal Meth) ibid.
123,107. Tens of thousands have died in the Narco Wars, thousands have disappeared. (Gangstas & Crystal Meth) ibid.
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95,341. Throughout most of the 1990s Djukanovic’s country, Montenegro, with a population of just 600,000 (regarded by the rest of the Balkans as a legendary indolent people), was the focal point of a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that generated income from America through the Middle East, Central Asia, the Maghreb, the Balkans and Western Europe.
Week after week, several tons of illegal cigarette shipments would land at the country's two main airports. (Montenegro & Gangsters & Cigarettes) Misha Glenny, McMafia
95,344. Montenegro's engagement with the mob was the rule, not the exception. More than in any other communist country, politics and organised crime were tightly intertwined throughout the former Yugoslavia as it descended into the most frightful fratricidal civil war at the beginning of the 1990s. Organised crime controlled dictators, opposition politicians, liberals, nationalists and democrats alike. (Montenegro & Gangsters) ibid.