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Huge Arizona drug bust just a fraction of smuggling

Federal and state law enforcement recently made three mass arrests of drug smugglers in Arizona, resulting in a staggering amount of confiscated drugs, weapons, and money. In total, 76 suspected smugglers were arrested. Over 20 tons of marijuana, 160 pounds…

Why money laundering matters

Bank Info Security “It is easy to forget and/or never really truly understand why this is such an important issue if you only see anti-money laundering as a paperwork detail,” Sullivan says. “Just look at what is going on at…

‘Murder City.’ Juarez is collapsing

Podcast interview from KUER at University of Utah Journalist Charles Bowden has spent some 15 years writing about Ciudad Juarez and in that time, he’s witnessed what he describes as the collapse of a society. In 2009, there were 2,600…

Mexico drug cartel map

Map from Al Jazeera’s comprehensive Mexico in the Crossfire report. Phoenix AZ is now the cartel’s primary drug distribution point in the US and violence is escalating. So far it’s primarily been drug-related and between narcos. Let’s hope it stays…