JTN: Incarcerated Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzmán, aka “El Chapo,” said that to end the drug war, authorities would need to pursue Mexican and American politicians alike.
Guzmán, speaking through his attorney, insisted that his arrest and the continued arrests of individuals like him would not stop the drug trade. Instead, he asserted, authorities should address the politicians and officials turning a blind eye to or cooperating with the cartels.
“For years, authorities have put away these alleged leaders but it is not serving any purpose, but if you go after politicians that are allowing this to happen, it’s a different thing,” attorney Mariel Colón told Insider, per ADN America. Officials on “both sides of the border” are complicit in the continuing trade, he added. more