DEA Says Mexican Cartels Extorting Protection Money from U.S. Businesses

By Allan Lengel

The Mexican drug cartels just aren’t selling drugs to make cash.

AHN News reports that the cartels are increasingly extorting protection money from retail stores on the U.S. side of the border.

Citing the DEA, the news agency reports that businesses often don’t report the extortion demands because they employe illegal immigrants and don’t want to draw attention that could lead to the arrest and deportation of the workers.

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