Skip to content

Judicial Watch, Inc. is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, which promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.

Judicial Watch, Inc. is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, which promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.

Because no one
is above the law!


Corruption Chronicles

Mexican Cartels Expand To All U.S. Regions


The  U.S. government has spent billions of dollars to fight Mexican drug cartels yet they continue to be the nation’s largest supplier of illicit narcotics and violent Mexican gangs have expanded into every region of the country, including idyllic rural areas.

This is hardly earth-shattering news since Mexico has long represented the single greatest drug trafficking threat to the U.S., despite Uncle Sam’s multi billion-dollar effort to halt the northbound flow of narcotics. The costly investment has failed miserably, according to a federal report that reveals Mexican heroin production has actually doubled in the last year.

Thousands of metric tons of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine were smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico in the last year and tens of billions of dollars in drug proceeds flowed back south, according to the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center. The cargo is usually transported in private or commercial vehicles, through cross-border tunnels or subterranean passageways and low-flying ultra light aircraft. Much of it is smuggled across the Southwest border through the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation in Arizona.

Once in the U.S. the drugs are distributed by feared street and prison gangs, which have spread from urban cities to suburban areas once thought to be impenetrable by such corruption. Nearly 1 million criminally active gangbangers representing about 20,000 street gangs in more than 2,500 cities sold drugs in the U.S. for Mexican cartels last year.

The operations are so sophisticated that it’s unlikely U.S. law enforcement agencies can stop them. The growing strength and organization of criminal gangs, including their alliances with large Mexican drug cartels, will make disrupting illicit drug availability and distribution increasingly difficult for law enforcement agencies, the feds claim in the report.

A similar Justice Department report published in late 2008 revealed that the influence of Mexican drug trafficking organizations is unrivaled in the U.S. and that the vast majority of cocaine is smuggled into the country through the southern border. The cartels are unstoppable because they have established varied transportation routes, advanced communication capabilities and strong gang affiliations to control the U.S. drug market, according to that probe.



Judicial Watch Sues Intelligence Chief for Damage Assessment on Joe Biden’s Mishandling of Classified…

Press Releases | April 17, 2024
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) for all re...

Riot revisited: Trump’s plan to pardon Jan. 6 defendants

In The News | April 17, 2024
From The Washington Examiner: Some, such as Tom Fitton, president of the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, say the term hostages is a “fair analysis” and that Trump would be ri...

Why can’t Donald Trump stop verbally attacking judges, prosecutors – and anybody who crosses…

In The News | April 16, 2024
From Independent: Tom Fitton, the president of the conservative organisation Judicial Watch, says Mr Trump is right to criticise the legal system, including judges, arguing that ma...