Amount of Bribes Paid to Police by Drug Cartels in Mexico

The drug cartels in Mexico pay municipal police officers an estimated $1.2 Billion in bribes each year.

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Source: William Booth and Nick Miroff, “Drug gangs, smugglers in Mexico and U.S. are increasingly disguising couriers in phony uniforms,” Washington Post, August 30, 2010.