First it was the very young, then the children and now the elderly are prey to drug trafficking groups in Mexico.
More and more often it has been reported by authorities that elderly people are being included in arrests of drug cartel members.
During this six-year period, the share of older adults involved with organized crime has increased, as reported by the Attorney General’s Office. The ministry said that from December 2006 to November 2011, they have captured more than four thousand elderly members among the cartel ranks.
Jose Luis Prado Maillard, Director of the Faculty of Law and Criminology at the University of Nuevo Leon, said the drug cartels use of children and grandparents to be of an advantage for their businesses.