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Friday April 4, 2014

Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Recruits Children into Ranks

Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Recruits Children into Ranks

Photo: Gulf Cartel Recruits

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It has long been known that the Drug Cartels in Mexico recruit very young children. These pictures show young boys carrying machine guns and other weapons.

The Gulf Cartel (Spanish: Cártel del Golfo, Golfos, or CDG) is a criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico. They are perhaps the oldest organized crime group in the country. Currently based in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, directly across the border from Brownsville, Texas.

Their network is international, and are believed to have dealings with crime groups in Europe, West Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and the United States. Besides drug trafficking, the Gulf Cartel operates through protection rackets, assassinations, extortions, kidnappings, and other criminal activities.

The Gulf Cartel is known for intimidating the population and for being “particularly violent.”
Read more in Spanish here at Blog del Narco


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