El Men­cho and our hunger for get­ting high

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Colom­bia re­mains the main pro­ducer of co­caine in the world

Car­tels in Mex­ico con­trol most of the traf­fick­ing from Colom­bia

Mex­ico’s new El Chapo is for­mer po­lice­man Ruben Neme­sio Oseguera Cer­vantes nick­named ‘El Men­cho’

AFP lists him and his car­tel called Car­tel Jalisco Nueva Gen­era­cion (Jalisco New Gen­er­a­tion Car­tel) or CJNG as the No.1 ex­porter of co­caine and ice to Aus­tralia

CJNG (likened to ter­ror group ISIS for its bru­tal­ity) is a splin­ter of the Si­naloa clan which, prior to 2017, was the big­gest traf­ficker of drugs to Aus­tralia

The two now bat­tle it out for traf­fick­ing and ac­count for much of the 20,00030,000 mur­ders in Mex­ico each year

Aus­tralians con­sume 4.1 tonnes of co­caine a year (ac­cord­ing to Waste Wa­ter test­ing)

Most of Aus­tralia’s co­caine is shipped via South Africa

In 2017-18 Peru emerged as a ma­jor new co­caine ex­porter to Aus­tralia

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