Drug cartels in Mexico use the internet to taunt rivals

15Feb07

The drug war in Mexico has taken a new twist with gangs reportedly using the internet to taunt rival cartels. Police in the country are monitoring popular video sharing site Youtube for clips that are posted by gang members. Most of these clips are very gruesome in nature. The authenticity of these clips has not been verified.

Youtube spokepersons have said that the site has a strict policy against posting violent videos. Users can flag down such clips and are they removed from the site.

Mexico’s border with the US is a lucrative market for drug cartels who smuggle huge quantities of drugs into the country, a leading market for illegal narcotics.

A reported 300 people lost their lives in drug related violence in Tijuana last year. President Felipe Calederon has vowed to crush drug cartels in Mexico after he took over the presidency last year.

Via – BBC

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