US, Mexico plan to target drug cartels’ $29bn fortune
August 16, 2018 | Middle East | No Comments|
Senior US and Mexican drug enforcement officers have a new plan to take down Mexico’s infamous drug cartels.
They are targeting the groups’ finances.
Estimates have said that the cartels generate about $29bn dollars in revenue annually and have been blamed for about 150,000 murders since 2006.
From the two countries feuding over immigration, the joint announcement comes as a sign that they have a mutual foe in the increasing levels of violence from the drug syndicates.
John Hendren reports from Chicago.