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Mexico's violent drug cartels strengthening their in their hold on the drug trade north of the border.
Working directly with California street and prison gangs.
Eliminating the need for the middle man and that his regular job of catching them even more dangerous for.
Local law enforcement Adam Housley is following this story -- in Los Angeles Adam.
Yeah I break a local and federal law enforcement have been warning about this trend for a number of years about how the violence is still cross the border and the connections would still cross the border.
That apparently has happened as number of law enforcement agencies tell us the middleman is now gone the cartels are working with the games directly.
And that has everybody concerned.
From extortion schemes to vicious violent crimes to working with Southern California street games.
Our Mexican cartels just drinking their grip in California.
I would say yes and what concerns me is the political shift of Mexico.
The shift might make -- even stronger in California.
Our political effort to decrease violence south of the border that means the Mexican government might not crack down and fight the cartels like they have in recent years.
This concerns Ventura county assistant sheriff Gary pettis who already seized the cartels becoming more brazen.
The cartels here it's in Los Angeles they're recruiting from gangs in Compton.
To do the work.
It's it's about the money.
I've never seen the street gangs ever have a position of authority.
They're like labor.
Cartels have been working in California for years but in an effort to make more money avoid prosecution and strengthen.
They have eliminated the middleman and now worked directly with California street and prison games.
They're also going out of their way literally to extend authority over California drug trafficking.
By shipping drugs on boat several hundred miles north of the border.
Where we're -- -- challenge is they have -- on constrained budget so there.
Moving to more sophisticated means of smog warning out particularly.
Well product profile vessels that we calls semi submersible.
Self propelled vessels and even with the potential of them.
Developing voice submersible submarines if you will to move their commodity which again is worth billions of dollars.
Millions of dollars as of fueling violence encounters like Ventura Riverside not -- -- in California great starting to spread across the southwest.
Thank you and Adam Housley live in Los Angeles Adam tax.
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