Number of Drug Organizations in Mexico at the End of 2012

The Attorney General of Mexico stated in December 2012 that there were between 60 to 80 small to medium size organizations that were involved in illegal drug activities across Mexico in 2012. The number reported at the end of 2012 was higher than the 8 large drug cartels that were active in April of 2012.

Source:  Associated Press, “Mexico says some 80 cartels at work in country,” Google News, December 19, 2012.