In addition to an rise in OxyContin overdoses, heroin overdoses, drug crime, and shattered lives, opiate dependence in the United States has also fueled the stakes for narco-criminals in Mexico. There are some staggering tales of cruelty and murder related to the drug ward.
U.S. Drug Use Fuels Mexican Drug Wars
The drug war that has gripped Mexico for the past several years erupted again this week and left 13 men dead at a drug rehabilitation center near Tijuana. Masked gunmen armed with semiautomatic weapons broke into the El Camino a la Recuperacion Center, ordered residents onto the ground, and then began shooting. Mexican officials have not made any arrests, but all signs indicate a link to the ongoing bloody violence between warring drug cartels.
Because of the high number of violent crimes that have taken place in northern Mexico …