Mexican Drug Cartels Fight Turf Battles in Chicago

Mexican Drug Cartels Fight Turf Battles in Chicago by Armen Keteyian, CBS News.

... Daily turf battles over drugs and distribution, he said, are turning parts of this Midwest city into a Mexican border town.

"One of the hardest jobs I've had in the past couple of years is to convince our law enforcement partners that we need an enforcement mentality as if we're on the border," Riley said.

Miles away, Riley says, Mexican cartels have a significant influence in Chicago's gang violence problem.

"Let's take the gloves off on that," he said. "We know that the majority of the drugs here in Chicago, cartels are responsible for. We know that the majority of the murders are gang related. So it is very clear to see the connection and the role."...

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Zenpundit (also SWC member) commented on his yesterday, plus linking t a lengthy article citing the DEA & others. Not to choke of any debate here, but see Post 34 on this SWC thread: http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=5319&page=2

It is a long running thread on LE in Chicago.