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Cocaine Incorporated

The Sinaloa cartel is impressive, scary and tremendously rich:

As a mirror image of a legal commodities business, the Sinaloa cartel brings to mind that old line about Ginger Rogers doing all the same moves as Fred Astaire, only backward and in heels. In its longevity, profitability and scope, it might be the most successful criminal enterprise in history.

How a Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions on The New York Times.