Friday, April 10, 2009

Guatemalan ambassador: Mexican cartels moving to border area to avoid crackdown

Mexican drug cartels are moving to the area bordering Guatemala and El Salvador to avoid anti-drug measures, Guatemalan ambassador to Mexico said Wednesday.

Mexico narcotraffickers, operating in Guatemala's borders with other Central American countries, are transferring to avoid harsh crackdown posed by the Mexican government, Ambassador Jose Luis Chea Urruela said.

Mexican cartels have dominated the border region, the ambassador said.

Drug traffickers are moving to neighboring countries for a less hostile environment, he added.

Mexican drug cartels, the most powerful in the region, have entered Guatemala to take full control of the business, from drug production to transportation and final sales, he said.

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