Smuggling drug money into Mexico

Between $19 Billion to $29 Billion in drug revenue earned in the United States is sent to 5 major cities for consolidation by the drug cartels. Cash is sent to Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Charlotte and Atlanta before being trucked to secondary hubs in Phoenix, El Paso, Dallas and Houston.

From those major border cities, smugglers break it up even further and bring it across borders in San Diego California, Nogales Arizon, and McAllen, Laredo and Brownsville in Texas.

Source: Associated Press, “Study: Mexico Drug Cartels Avoid Bank Deposits,” NPR, June 2, 2010.