The Mexican drug cartels have set up their U.S.A. headquarters in Atlanta, GA as reported by Mark Strassman for CBS Evening News:
Four rival Mexican drug cartels have dug in along Atlanta's interlocking highways, a shipping link to the rest of America. "I classify Atlanta as a strategic operations center for Mexican organized crime," said Rodney G. Benson, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta DEA. "They were able to blend right in and establish metro Atlanta as that strategic trans-shipment point." * * * Mexico's drug cartels are now the main suppliers in at least 230 U.S. cities, and dominate 70 percent of America's illegal drug market. Just outside Atlanta, Gwinnett County is their new drug hub. The District Attorney Danny Porter said, "We're finding them trans-shipping cocaine through Atlanta to Miami. So the days of cigarette boats and pastel suits - those are gone. I guess we're the new Miami Vice."
How did this happen? Remember: organized crime cannot exist without public corruption.