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    drug distribution hub for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel:

    Members of Mexico’s most powerful cartel are selling a record amount of heroin and methamphetamine from Little Village, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. From there, the drugs move to the streets of south and west Chicago, where they are sold in assembly-line fashion in mostly black neighborhoods.

    ‘‘Chicago, with 100,000 gang members to put the dope on the street, is a logistical winner for the Sinaloa cartel,’’ Jack Riley, the DEA’s special agent in charge of the Chicago unit, said after touring Little Village. ‘‘We have to operate now as if we’re on the Mexican border.’’

    It is not just Chicago. Increasingly, as drug cartels have amassed more control and influence in Mexico, they have extended their reach deeper into the United States, establishing inroads across the Midwest and Southeast, according to American counternarcotics officials.

    Anyone want to speculate THIS is a big part of the gun violence/death problem in Chicago?

    "We have to operate now as if we're on the Mexican border".

    Again, folks, what we have here is a massive FAIL regarding several long-standing, national policies: namely our pathetic, failed "war on drugs".

    Chicago is awash not just with guns but also illegal drugs; the two go hand in hand. However, banning both is part of the major FAIL.

    "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

    by Superpole on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 01:35:01 PM PST

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