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Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo them away, saying there was a dangerous oil leak. So the troops grew suspicious and searched the jet.
They found 128 black suitcases, packed with 5.7 tons of coc aine, valued at $100 million. The stash was supposed to have been delivered from Caracas to drug traffickers...
Twenty million people in the U.S. regularly use illegal drugs, spurring street crime and wrecking families. Narcotics cost the U.S. economy $215 billion a year -- enough to cover health care for 30.9 million Americans -- in overburdened courts, prisons and hospitals and lost productivity, the department says.
“It’s the banks laundering money for the cartels that finances the tragedy,” says Martin Woods, director of Wachovia’s anti-money-laundering unit in London from 2006 to 2009. Woods says he quit the bank in disgust after executives ignored his documentation that drug dealers were funneling money through Wachovia’s branch network.
“If you don’t see the correlation between the money laundering by banks and the 22,000 people killed in Mexico, you’re missing the point,” Woods says.
Originally posted by Izarith
reply to post by tristar
God you Americans are so very, very blind.
Cartels laundering money through banks.......
Well no duh.
You guys honestly cant see whats happening do you, you guys all act like Cartels having out posts at your border or laundering money through banks is something new, like it's not how things have been before the violence, before the drug war in Mexico.
You think this is a crack down on banks and Cartels? BWahahahahahaha
Blind I tell you.
The reason why there are making all this stuff public is so both Mexicans and americans can not use their dollars in Mexico. If Americans and Mexicans living in the USA can not use their dollars in Banks in Mexico they are unable to move to Mexico to live....
It's called "circling the wagons" just like the old traveling caravans used to do during the old cowboys and Indian days. You close off your people and make them think you are protecting them from an outside threat and they will be forced to stay with in the circled wagons.
The USA is systematically eliminate both Americans and Illegal Mexicans ability to escape from the crashing USA. Thats what this is all about.