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Mexico's drug cartels siphon liquid gold

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posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Mexico's drug cartels siphon liquid gold


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Drug traffickers employing high-tech drills, miles of rubber hose and a fleet of stolen tanker trucks have siphoned more than $1 billion worth of oil from Mexico's pipelines over the past two years, in a vast and audacious conspiracy that is bleeding the national treasury, according to U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials and the state-run oil company.

Using sophisticated smuggling networks, the traffickers have transported a portion of the pilfered petroleum across the border to sell
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posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Authorities said they have traced much of the oil rustling to the Zetas, a criminal organization founded by former military commandos. Although the Zetas initially served as a protection arm of the powerful Gulf cartel, they now call their own shots and dominate criminal enterprise in the oil-rich states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas

The Zetas are a parallel government

Pemex reported losing $715 million worth of oil to theft last year. The company said it discovered 396 clandestine taps. This year, Pemex projects it will lose at least $350 million to oil pilfering. Nearly half of the thefts occur in the rugged hills around Veracruz

Just goes to prove the key to success lays in diversifying... drug market drying up you look for other ways to make money... Just ask anyone on wall street

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posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Star and flag for the diversification.

Also for mentioning wall street in a thread about criminals.

The old saying goes, steal $23,000 go to jail for 25-life. Steal millions and get set for life.



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