GI-TOC reveals that with clandestine laboratories crime affects the Sea of ​​Cortez

Thursday 1 June, 2023
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The coastal region that encompasses the Sea of ​​Cortez has been affected by the activities of organized crime in the area at levels of environmental impact and social marginalization, derived from the installation of drug laboratories, drug consumption in the sectors, as well as the commercialization of species of the region in the black market.

These problems have settled in the fishing fields of the area, affecting a historically precarious and vulnerable sector.

The foregoing was revealed in the investigation “Mar de Cortés Region, social and environmental threats from organized crime”, carried out by investigative journalist Francisco Cuamea and promoted by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.

The research was presented at an event at the Deutsche Bank Auditorium of the Culiacán Botanical Garden, which was attended by specialists in the areas of health, fishing, and the environment.

The investigation, which covers from 2012 to 2022, highlights that as of 2012, the Mexican drug cartels migrated from the commercialization of marijuana to the production of synthetic drugs, and also ventured into the black market of endangered marine species. .

Considering only the methamphetamine drug laboratories detected by the Ministry of National Defense, which were 974 from 2012 to 2022, 1.6 million kilograms of polluting waste would have been spilled in the territory of the Sea of ​​Cortez.

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Source: from Noroeste Culiacán on 2023-05-31 13:48:42

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