Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Surveillance cameras reveal a weak link in the US, Mexican fight against drug trafficking - 53 Prisoners walking out of a Mexican prison to waiting SUV's and the guards never drew a gun. The overcrowded Mexican prisons system is often used as a base of operations for drug cartels. After a Supreme court ruling clearing the way for extradition, President Felipe Calderon has sent a record number of prisoners to the United States for justice. From top to bottom: Gilberto Higuera Guerrero and brother Iamael Higuera Guerrero extradited in 2007 on charges of trafficking large amounts of drugs through Tijuana and Texicali. Osiel Cardenas Guillen, extradited in 2007 on charges of leading the Gulf Cartel and continuing to run the organization from his Mexican prison cell. Jesus Labra Aviles, extradited on charges of leading the armed wing of the Arellano Felix Cartel.

  1. August 11, 2009 -

    53! Amazing...another interesting post, Larry.