USA Today report: Mexico’s drug cartel controls 80% of U.S. cocaine production
USA Today: Mexico and Colombia have become the world’s top cocaine producers, and the cartels control 80 percent of the cocaine consumed in the U.s. according to an analysis by the New York Times.
The report, based on analysis of U and Colombia’s official drug-control records, found that the cartels’ control of cocaine production grew by nearly a third between 2010 and 2020.
The cartels control $11.5 billion in cocaine worth $8.7 billion in total.
It’s the second time Mexico has topped the list of the world is the top cocaine producer, which the country has dominated for years.
Mexico has been in the news recently because of the deaths of three police officers, one of whom was killed in a shootout with a drug gang.
Mexico’s new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has pledged to take on the cartels.
His administration has taken steps to curb drug trafficking, including increased deportations and a crackdown on drug trafficking.
But Pena is not doing enough to fight cartels.
In December, Pena was sworn in as the country’s first president in two decades.
Pena, who took office in February, has faced widespread criticism for his handling of the countrys drug crisis.
In January, the U of M student union and other activists took to the streets and called for his resignation after he took office.
They said he had allowed drug cartels to run rampant, even though he had pledged to tackle the problem.
Penas anti-drug policies have been controversial in Mexico.
The countrys police chief has denied allegations that he had ordered the killings of more than 1,000 people.
Mexico is now the fourth-largest producer of cocaine in the world, according to the UN.
The United States has been cracking down on cartels, particularly in the southern states of Arizona and New Mexico.
Last year, President Donald Trump announced he was ending the DEA’s Mexican operation and would be focusing on dealing with the cartels directly.
But in April, Trump said he would re-open the border with Mexico.
He also said that Mexico would be sending tens of thousands of U-2 spy planes to the United States.
The DEA has said the flights will help Mexican law enforcement officials track drug traffickers and ensure their compliance with U. and Colombian law.