Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fast Money Gets You Slow Time

Mexican authorities arrested Vicente Carrillo Leyva, a leader of the Carrillo Fuentes drug cartel. Carrillo Leyva was arrested as he exercised in a park in a residential area of Mexico City, where he had been living under the alias Alejandro Peralta Alvarez, officials said. Carrillo Leyva "is considered one of the heirs to the criminal organization known as the Juarez Cartel, after the death of his father, Amado Carrillo Fuentes," said Assistant Prosecutor Maricela Morales. Federal officials offered a reward of up to $2.16 million (30 million pesos) for information leading to Leyva's arrest. The same reward has been offered for his uncle, cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, also known as "El Viceroy" and "El General," who remains at-large. Rewards of $2 million apiece have been offered for 22 other leading cartel suspects. Authorities on both sides of the United States-Mexico border blame drug cartels for a surge in violence in the region.


The violence at the US/Mexican border is getting out of control. I am glad Hilary Clinton admitted that the US is partially responsible for the violence. Innocent lives are being lost and college students are being warned that Mexico may not be a safe Spring Break destination. Hopefully, the authorities on both sides of the border can stop all the bloodshed. The Underground Kingz (UGK) seem to know a lot about drug trafficing at the border. The Port Arthur, TX duo wrote a song called "Cocaine", which details their experiences selling snow.

Uh the bitch, been good to me
Been bad to my homies, keep it cool with me
I played it by the rules, and the regulations
I use to switch cars with the Mexican, at the gas station