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Blog del Narco: Zeta Drug Cartel Involved in Kidnappings, Extortion and Even Slot Machines Coahuila
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The Attorney of Coahuila, Homer Ramos said yesterday that the Zetas cartel dominates a lot of areas that exceed illegal drug trafficking and even reach the slot machines or “minicasinos”, which are on any corner.
Following the publication that the cartel uses the mining sector to launder money in Coahuila, Ramos listed other activities that the Zetas drug cartel is in control of. Among which are the illegal casinos, extortion and kidnapping.
“They have a number of funding streams,” said the attorney, “ranging from the gambling machines in the corner stores to the marketability of coal in the local area.
“They do financings that give them the cash they need to move.
“Not only do they make revenue from kidnappings, and extortion,” he added, “but from a series of collateral movements as well.”
As part of the National Conference of Attorneys, Ramos said that the area of influence of the Zetas is not limited to areas of Coahuila.
“They (The Zetas) move in a huge territorial expanse,” he said.
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