Skip to comments.Mexico's Most Feared Drug Cartel has Entered the Coal Mining Business
Posted on 01/11/2013 5:30:25 AM PST by arthurus
In the past few years they have taken control of Mexicos Coahuila region in the north, along the border of Texas, and are now starting to thrive like never before. Los Zetas covertly entered the region, and under the threat of extreme violence for those who didnt cooperate they swiftly brought every aspect of commerce, politics, and business under their control in less than three years.This expansion was not undertaken to increase its drug trafficking or prostitution ring operations, but rather to enter into the business of coal mining.
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Coal mining? Don’t tell me... they have only one employee and his name is Superman.
This is nothing new or surprising. The Mafia was known in the past to operate “legitimate” businesses like trucking companies or construction or hotels.
Organized crime always does at least some of this to help pay the bills because illicit activities aren’t always a reliable source of income.
-Prohibition booze turned into motion pictures--had the added attraction of the likes of Gloria Swanson as a mistress and sex educator for his sons---
Government's war on drugs doe more harm than good and helps the drug cartel crime syndicates and now their stupid restrictions on the access and use of energy resources does the same.
When government outlaws legitimate activity or activity that harms no one else, then outlaws have a market.
The joke is on them, they’ll end up having to smuggle prohibited coal across the border to the US.
They will have better luck smuggling illegal coal across the border than domestic compainies will have selling legal coal.
You know they couldn’t operate unless our government and business were not involved.
Finally a drug cartel is doing something the Obama Administration will try to stop!
Who gave them that tip..Obama?
build a power plant south of the border and sell electricity into the grid...
Narcopower, California would buy it while being proud they won’t allow diry coal to be burned in thier state.
Organized crime always does at least some of this to help pay the bills because illicit activities arent always a reliable source of income.
And we finance their spread into legitimate business by continuing our failed War On Drugs.
And surely George Soros is involved in there somewhere.
Yep....life in the altered universe of California
I can see the cartel smuggling in coal into the United States.
“Prohibition booze turned into motion pictures”
Also the drug trade in 1980s Miami fueled a giant construction boom. Loads of hotels, nightclubs, and luxury condominiums were all built with money from that.