Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Here, why don't you have a go

Christian Science Monitor has an interesting story about a new initiative the Mexican government has launched which would reward anonymous tipsters who lead the authorities to drug traffickers and their money. (Link in title of post)

"Mexicans who tip off investigators to money launderers will receive up to one-quarter of the illegal funds seized," writes Sara Miller Lana of CSM.

Good idea going after the money, pathetic that the people are being asked to do the work that the authorities apparently can't or simply won't.

PS - The anonymous hotlines set up in various troubled cities have been quite successful, excepting the fact that dozens of residents have been threatened or even killed in Tijuana, Culiacan and Ciudad Juarez after daring to give anonymous tips by telephone (the cops simply relayed their phone numbers to the narcos.)


  1. The drug war isn't going away. The only way to stop it is to legalize drugs, and that is not going to happen because there are too many people making too much money off of it. Maybe if one country at the beginning or end of the supply chain would make it legal, then we might see a chain reaction that would make it legal everywhere. But I don't think that is going to happen. I am beginning to think that the drug war is just a show to cover up the real corruption that has been sapping Mexico's strength for years.

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  3. I disagree, Thailand is winning their war on drugs. How, by striking down people on people who break the law with death. A few Mexican narcos are set for death in Thailand now.