The Mexican cartels have established a direct presence in Alberta, Canada as reported by the National Post:
Mexican cartels have long played a role in exporting narcotics that end up in Canada, but the RCMP's commanding officer in Alberta says the syndicates are now basing people here to import and distribute cocaine and other drugs. "That's a very interesting development because they've essentially eliminated the middlemen. Those people are directly from Mexico, they're key players in a Mexican cartel who have established themselves in Alberta, and that’s a concern," said Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan.
Last month four suspected narcos from La Familia Cartel "were caught with kilograms of drugs, thousands in cash, and guns they planned to use to defend their new foothold" in Edmonton, AB Canada according to police as reported by CBC News: "this month's arrests are likely the tip of the iceberg, as Mexican cartels continue to seek out new markets."
Open borders and free trade . . . isn't globalization just grand?