The Drug Enforcement Agency released a list that analyzed the locals of their remaining fugitives. An overwhelming majority of them come from Mexico.
Less than sixteen percent of the fugitives come from the United States. Suddenly, President Donald Trump’s plans for the wall are not looking so bad.
There are a total of twenty-one DEA divisions that are in charge of United States. Out of all these divisions, the grand total of all the fugitives is 902. From that 902, 505 were confirmed to come from Mexico.
Only 115 out of that total come from the United States. The third runner up for being the home country of fugitives is Columbia, falling at 21 calling that country their place of origin.
The number of drug-related wanted fugitives by the DEA that come from Mexico is absolutely overwhelming.
The DEA also said that the largest drug threat to the United States are the TCOs or the Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations. They are territorial, but highly lucrative because of their smuggling of illicit drugs.
The most powerful of the Mexican drug cartels is the Sinaloa, which the DEA states it “maintains the most expansive international footprint amongst Mexican cartels. The Sinaloa Cartel exports and distributes wholesale amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin in the United States … Illicit drugs distributed by the Sinaloa Cartel are primarily smuggled into the United States through crossing points located along Mexico’s border with California, Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas.” The entire U.S.-Mexico Border is broken down into sections or “turf” that is controlled by Mexican drug cartels. One of the reasons that the Mexican drug cartels have so much power is because they often bribe high-level politicians and law enforcement in Mexico which allows them to operate with impunity.