Number of People who work in Mexico’s Drug Trade

According to US Officials, the drug trafficking industry in Mexico employs 150,000 people. Between the start of 2007 and May 2009, Mexican law enforcement has arrested over 60,000 people believed to have been involved in the industry.

 

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  1. Source: William Booth and Steve Fainaru, “Mexican Drug Fight Nets 60,000 Suspects,” Washington Post, May 1, 2009.

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