Mexican Narco Junior Drug Gangsters are killing rivals for three hundred dollars in a brutal drug war on the US border [Tijuana] that is increasingly recruiting younger people. A life is worth only $300 ?
Feuding gangs fighting for control of the city’s smuggling routes into California in the violent cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez prize teenage drug cartel members because they aren’t given long prison sentences.
Mexico’s drug war has become increasingly Brutal. 5700 people were killed in 2008 as drug gangs fought each other and battled troops and federal police sent in by President Felipe Calderon. Recently Police found two teenage boys Beheaded in Tijuana.
By Law under Mexico’s Justice System – minors involved in organized crime are not treated as criminals and are normally released after counseling in a juvenile delinquency center – making them cheap labor who cannot be imprisoned.
Even those accused of Murder can only be given a Maximum 5 Year Sentence.
The Drug Killings have Scared Off the much needed Foreign Tourists and Investors at a time when the Mexican Economy is falling into a recession because of the Global Economic Crisis.