Report: Americans More Likely Than Mexicans To Be Apprehended In Border Patrol Drug Stings


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There are a lot stereotypes about Mexicans and assumptions about what goes on at the border. A new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting sheds light on what’s really going on and who is actually behind drug smuggling. 


via Huffington Post

Here’s a stereotype we’re glad to see get busted.

Many people in the United States view drug smuggling as an industry dominated by Mexicans. It’s easy to see how people would get that idea. A consistent stream of reports about Mexico’s wildly out-of-control drug war that’s claimed more than 60,000 lives makes the country seem awash in violence (though in fact, to judge by homicide rate, it’s actually a little less violent than the Bahamas or Puerto Rico).

But a new report shows that U.S. citizens are actually the people most likely to be involved in drug smuggling.

The article from the Center for Investigative Reporting released Wednesday finds that three out of four people caught with drugs by the Border Patrol are U.S. citizens, and four out of five drug busts involve an American.

Read more at Huffington Post


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