HomeNewsAnalysis63pc of Mexican Municipalities 'Inflitrated' by Traffickers
ANALYSIS

63pc of Mexican Municipalities 'Inflitrated' by Traffickers

MEXICO / 31 OCT 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

A new study by the Congressional Commission on Development of the Municipalities in Mexico says that drug trafficking groups control 8 percent of all the municipalities, or 71, according to EFE news agency. Another 63, or 195 of the 439 municipalities, are infiltrated by traffickers.

The traffickers, according to the president of the commission, Ramon Galindo, have found the weak spot of the government given the municipalities’ small budget, lack of infrastructure and close contact with the local people. Control of the town halls, the study said, helps the traffickers move and sell drugs, as well as kidnap and extort locals.

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Tags

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

EL CHAPO / 28 FEB 2014

With Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman now back in a cage many analysts and ordinary Mexicans alike fret about the expected…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 3 AUG 2016

Tamaulipas has some of the highest missing persons rates in Mexico due to major migrant routes that traverse the border…

EL SALVADOR / 1 MAY 2014

Why did the Zetas, in two massacres, murder 268 people, the majority Central American, Mexican and South American migrants? The…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Apure Investigation Makes Headlines

22 OCT 2021

InSight Crime’s investigation into the battle for the Venezuelan border state of Apure resonated in both Colombian and Venezuelan media. A dozen outlets picked up the report, including Venezuela’s…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Featured in Handbook for Reporting on Organized Crime

8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

THE ORGANIZATION

Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

THE ORGANIZATION

Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.