Mennonites linked to Mexican cartels established cocaine smuggling pipeline near Alberta border: police
Under the guise of a religious movement that abstains from the sins of the modern world, Mexican Mennonites with connections to some of the world’s most vicious cartels have established a drug smuggling pipeline near the Alberta border.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) indicted seven people and seized 11,000 pounds of marijuana destined for the midwest states. It also confiscated 30 kilograms of cocaine that was bound for several small towns in Alberta. Investigators say the drugs were ultimately destined for Calgary, where dealers can turn a higher profit than in the United States.
“It’s very popular amongst Mexican cartel members to attempt to move cocaine into Canada because it commands a premium price,” said Jim Schrant, an agent with the DEA. “In one of our investigations, [the dealer] said it was the land of milk and honey for them because they could double their money shipping it and selling it in Canada.” (Photo: File)