Looking at this article it not surprising about the things that have occurred. Juan Ortiz Lopez got cocky and was caught. He was the most wanted/top trafficker and was only lightly guarded? The response from the United States and Guatemalan police isn't too much. Drug rings and major organized crimes usually involved heavy artillery even missiles! So it was appropriate. As far as investing more money into the drug war, it's a toss up.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Guatemala 'drug lord' Juan Ortiz Lopez captured by US- Blog 9
Juan Ortiz Lopez is Guatemala's most wanted accused drug lord. He's accused of smuggling a lot of cocaine across the border to the United States of America and Mexico. The amount was never specified in any article I searched; but, his capture included soldiers and police in helicopters! They surrounded his home which was guarded by two men and arrested him. He will be extradited to the United States to face trial as well as his bodyguards. Overall, it sounds like a major "win" on the US's never ending War on Drugs. A poll from Mexico said that we were winning the War on Drugs. One of his partners, Mauro Solomon, was caught months ago, in October. Both the United States and United Nations are pledging more money to combat organized crime in Central America. President Obama said 200 million when he was in El Salvador.