I hear this from libertarians frequently and it annoys me. So, lets see what these would-be honest business men are like.
But there is another kind of kidnapping that goes unreported. When a girl is robada – which literally means stolen – she is taken off the street, on her way to school, leaving the movies, or even stolen out of her own house. No ransom is asked for. Her body is all the criminals want. The drug cartels know they can sell a bag of drugs only once, but they can prostitute a young woman many times in a single day.
Mexican drug cartels are turning to a new and lucrative source of income south of the border.
Smuggling drugs is making up ever smaller percentage of their business.
UTB Professor Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is talking about the latest trend is stealing oil and other petroleum products.
“They are diversifying to different activities such as extortion, kidnapping and very profitable business now is to steal oil and its derivatives including natural gas,”
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country’s economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels have even entered the country’s lucrative mining industry, exporting iron ore to Chinese mills.