Mexican Drug Cartels Team with Chinese Trafficking Networks to Traffic in Endangered Species

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Friday, April 22, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 

Increasingly Mexican drug cartels are participating in the harvest, transport, and sale of marine wildlife species, including endangered species.  They often collaborate with Chinese wildlife trafficking networks. [1]



[1]    Mexican drug cartels increasingly influential in marine wildlife trafficking, use legitimate businesses as cover, Taskforce Alert, United for Wildlife TaskForce Bulletin, April 4, 202.