Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office is putting a dollar value on all the drugs seized in the country since President Felipe Calderon began his war on the drug cartels in 2006 and its staggering - $10.9 billion.
Even though 30,000 people, most being associated with drug criminal activity, have died the Attorney General views the campaign as a successful one. There have been 82,540 convictions obtained, 385 criminals extradited to U.S. and 50.24 billion doses of illegal drugs removed from the market.
Nonetheless recently leaked cables from WikiLeaks show the U.S. doubtful if Mexico can win the war against the cartels. This year alone 10,000 people were killed in drug cartel violence and the Mexican people losing their appetite for the battle to continue.