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Mexican region of Yucatan among the most commonly used drug routes used by cartels

May 14, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican region of Yucatan among the most commonly used drug routes used by cartels

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A new report published by Stanford University indicates the region of Yucatan is among the common routes used by cartels to move drugs to the U.S. and Asia.

At the same time, the report indicates that the Southeastern areas of Mexico are in conflict between the drug cartels that operate in the country.

The study, in which Yucatan is shown on the map of drug trafficking routes, was conducted by Stanford University, which informed the Mexican government of the report, the Yucatan Times reported.

In total, there are 27 routes in Mexico used for the transfer of illegal narcotics, and Yucatan is included in one of the listed smuggling corridors, the analysis revealed.

The drugs arrive in Cancun by air from South American countries such as Colombia and Venezuela, and later they are disseminated by maritime and terrestrial routes in different areas of the Southeastern part of the country.

Yucatán is one of the states along this trafficking route. Drugs are then transported to the north for distribution in the U.S. and Asia.

However, Officials with the Mexican Attorney General’s Office says that in Yucatan, drugs cartels do not operate as it does in the neighboring state of Quintana Roo where drug-related violence has continued to spiral.Mexican regio

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