Specifically, the investigator said, Guerrero Chapa was the personal attorney to cartel leader Osiel Cardenas, who is serving a 25-year sentence in the United States for drug trafficking, money laundering and other charges. * * * Guerrero Chapa served as what's commonly known in Mexico as el correo — the mail — delivering communications between Cardenas and the rest of the Gulf cartel, according to author and journalist Ricardo Ravelo of Proceso magazine. The cartel has long been known for its army of lawyers, who didn't just provide legal counsel but were actual members of the organization, Ravelo has written.
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The Mexican drug cartels have well-entrenched "command and control" centers in Dallas, TX which are staffed with high-ranking members from which they coordinate wholesale distribution operations across the country as reported by Scott Friedman for KXAS. Fred Burton, a security analyst with Stratfor Global Intelligence, says "recent investigations show cartels now use Dallas to move drugs to major cities including Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta." Burton said "the cartels are attracted to Dallas by the same things that attract many major companies -- including a highway network with easy connections to points across the country, and Dallas has become an essential place that cartels have to control to run their business effectively."
Although the Obama Administration insists that there is no drug cartel spillover violence the dead bodies on the north side of the border stubbornly belie the President's cynical lie.
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