Based on interviews with law enforcement officials on both sides of the border, along with confidential information, the study also describes routes the money often takes: Smaller dealers throughout the U.S. send cash to consolidators in five cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Charlotte and Atlanta. The money is then trucked overland to four secondary hubs — Phoenix, El Paso, Dallas and Houston — to be broken into smaller amounts and prepared for smuggling across the border.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Describing cash smuggling by cartels easier than stopping it
See this "Binational Criminal Proceeds Study" (pdf) from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a detailed discussion of currency smuggling from the US to Mexico. Time magazine described the topline results thusly:
Posted by Gritsforbreakfast at 9:10 AM