24,000 Homicides: Mexico On Pace For Most Violent Year In History As Drug Wars Spiral Out Of Control

As our elected officials in Washington D.C. continue to debate whether or not Trump's proposed border wall would be an effective deterrent to those looking to come to the U.S. illegally, the one thing that is becoming increasingly clear is that Mexico's drug wars are spiraling out of control...a fact that the Trump administration will almost certainly leverage as it seeks additional funding for border security.  As PanAmPost notes, Mexico has recorded a staggering 24,000 homicides in 2017 through September with 73% of those murders being tied to organized crime.

2017 might be the most violent year in Mexican history, one NGO claims. Semáforo Delictivo said that, due to the 24,000 homicides between January and September, the year is proving even worse than 2011, when President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs led to 22,000 homicides.


President of the organization, Santiago Roel, said that 73 percent of murders committed in the first eight months of the year were related to organized crime. He said that in 2007, there were 2,828 executions. Now, a decade later, 18,017 have been reported.


All high-impact crimes have increased during the current year, including abductions, homicides and grand theft auto at gunpoint. According to Roel, the main cause of violence and corruption is the “Mérida Plan,” which focuses on eradicating drug cartels.

Moreover, some 85,000 insured vehicles have been stolen over the past 12 months, with 60% being considered 'violent'.

According to the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions, violent car robberies are at their highest point in the country’s history. Between October 2016 and September 2017, 85,943 insured cars have been stolen. Sixty percent of the robberies were violent.


Recaredo Arias, the association’s Director General, said that elements of organized crime have been identified in these cases, and that more urgent measures are needed to combat the problem.


The states of Guerrero, Sinaloa, Mexico City, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Morelos, Tabasco and Tamaulipas, have the highest numbers of violent car thefts, he said.

Meanwhile, as Fox News pointed out earlier this week, the drug wars south of the border are seemingly on the precipice of becoming way more sophisticated after 4 men were arrested by federal police carrying a drone equipped with an improvised explosive device wired for remote detonation.

The recent arrest in Mexico of four men carrying a drone equipped with an improvised explosive device "ready to be detonated" has stoked fears drug cartels could soon target the U.S. with bombs from above.


Mexican Federal Police arrested four men Oct. 20 in Guanajuanto who were driving a stolen vehicle equipped with a 3DR Solo Quadcopter drone attached to an IED, Small Wars Journal reported. The drone had a range of about half a mile, but modifications would have allowed it to fly farther.


State Attorney General Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre confirmed the arrests and the IED attached to the drone.


Aguirre said authorities investigated the drone, which contained a “significant amount of explosive and was ready to be detonated from a distance,” AM reported.


"It is a drone," he said. "I have just confirmed that it is an explosive device, with a remote detonator and a large explosive charge."

But, it's probably nothing...certainly nothing that would rise to the level of requiring increased border security measures...


Fireman Oct 27, 2017 5:02 AM Permalink

Sssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Don't tell the USSAN lumpen proles poisoning themselves with every kind of filth they can shove up any orifice and into their drug-addled gnat brains but just like Al CIAduh and ISIS, the Zetas mutant filth terrorizing Mexico are just another USSAN asset in the Washing town criminal enterprise known as the US government. Look at heroin production in Afghanistan since the Langley Crime Syndicate took over. Hint, count the opioid deaths in a shithole near you on any day of the week. Hint... the Paki ISI slash Al CIAduh Gulen ratlines are destroying peasant USSA and NOBODY gives a shit obviously as long as the product of the deep state gets to market and keeps the hogs on animal farm sedated. The regime is destroying USSANS and making a fortune keeping the rednecks and ethnics in poverty. Ever wonder why all that crap gets over the border and to market so easily like a well greased supply line for Walmart? Ever wonder why there has NEVER been a USSAN cartel drug boss? Because the rotten institutions of the CIA, FBI, DEA and Border Patrol are the USSAN cartels. Capiche! Face it USSA, your plantation owners herd you at will and cull you like cattle, tax cattle.Mexican Cartel, Los ZETAS trained by USSAhttp://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2010/10/20101019212440609775… Ruppert "CIA are drug runners" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT5MY3C86bk Ron Paul "Bush is a drug runner". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz7sO-i4H1sThe Sackler Gang, a Jewish crime family that makes Al Capone look like a Prohibition era social worker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-e..  

Maynard G Krebbs Juliette Oct 27, 2017 9:52 AM Permalink

In July 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs,including marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.Here's what the data says about Portugal's decriminalization:

  1. Drug-related HIV infections have plummeted by over 90% since 2001, according to the drug-policy think tank Transform.
  2. Drug-related deaths in Portugal are the second-lowest in the European Union. Just three in a million people die of overdoses there, compared with the EU average of 17.3 per million.
  3. The number of adults who have done drugs in the past year has decreased steadily since 2001.
  4. Compared to rest of the EU, young people in Portugal now use the least amount of "legal high" drugs like synthetic marijuana, which are especially dangerous.
  5. The percentage of drug-related offenders in Portuguese prisons fell from 44% in 1999 to 21% in 2012.
  6. The number of people in drug-treatment increased 60% from 1998 to 2011 from 23,600 to 38,000.

Portugal's decriminalization came about because the country was in crisis.

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Golden Showers DeplorableAndy Oct 27, 2017 12:40 AM Permalink

Well I can safely tell you...Go fuck yourself. I had 14 hour day at work because customs had to check out the truck coming from Shit Ass Mexico Fuckhole Country.Drugs and Guns going both ways and this is the 3rd time in 5 weeks I've had to tell my crew to hang tight. I'm hoping that it's the Donald KICKING SOME ASS at the border instead of that Faggot Obama and Fast and Furious bullshit looking the other way.Mexico is a direct pain in my ass. And yes, shit's getting hot again.Fuck you Cartel assholes. Nothing but a nation of cowards and pushers.You don't hear the stories of Churches shot up, people you know witnessing decapitations, hands cut off, all kinds of shit. And usually when you swing from a bridge you swing by your neck. If your head is not there you don't appear.You must be a fucking genius.Edit:I see people from Mexico all the time, man. One gentleman I'll call F. happens to be a real salt of the earth guy, involved in his church, mows lawns and he's in his 70s. And he's been threatened by cartels. He's got kids, he's got a wife. Apparently you don't understand that some people unlike you at Monteray aren't so lucky. Shit, like if it doesn't happen to you it doesn't exist.Well it fucking does exist. You're probably safer in Monterray than in Albuquerque. True. How convenient.This shit is happening. It's for real. And real people die for any reason and no reason and it's no shit.

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DeplorableAndy Golden Showers Oct 27, 2017 7:37 AM Permalink

"Go fuck yourself"?  That the best you got?I'm sure you've "heard" a lot of things. Hearsay does not equal fact, and is often overblown.  14 hour day at work because customs had to check out a truck coming from Mexico? Cry me a damn river. I never said or implied it doesn't exist.  It exists in certain places here, as it does anywhere. So what do you do, genius? You do what you'd do in any country, and stay out of those places.  Stay away from hookers and blow, and you'll likely be fine.As for me liiving in Monterray, (I'm sure you meant Monterrey), guess again. I live way, way, way south of there. And I moved here to get away from ignorant imbeciles like yourself.

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DeplorableAndy Oct 26, 2017 11:16 PM Permalink

I gotta throw up the Bullshit Flag on this one. I live here in Mexico. I drove here in a pickup truck, sleeping in gas station parking lots along a 2,000 mile journey. Never once saw anything that would get my hackles up other than being ripped off for a few dollars by attendants at one gas station south of Monterrey. I often sleep in my front yard in a hammock strung between two beautiful palm trees.  Some of the most beautiful, helpful and friendliest people you will ever encounter are here in Mexico.Tripe like what's posted in the article is meant for the gullible who will believe it and cower in their safe place, fearing the machete-wielding brown people of Mexico.

FIAT CON Oct 26, 2017 10:50 PM Permalink

Make all drugs legal and therfore worthless, unless of course you profit greatly from these drugs,then don't and let the killing begin and never ever stop! 

samsara Oct 26, 2017 10:04 PM Permalink

You read facts like these, then you see the demographics changes that have been happening.... 50+% Californians do not speak English at home....

Then the idiots ask why we have guns.

Yen Cross Oct 26, 2017 9:56 PM Permalink

   Why do we have to build a wall?   It seems to me, that a 2000 mile moat filled with shitty Venezuelan heavy crude, or Canadian tar-sands would be a much cheaper approach.  Just fire that monster up once a month during the full moon, and the roaches will run for the hills.

kudocast Oct 26, 2017 9:27 PM Permalink

A wall isn't ever going to stop this.  The USA needs to legalize marijuana nationwide, and other drugs so there is no incentive for drug dealers to even exist.  The USA has created the illegal drug industry, rise of the cartels, just like they have created terrorist organizations in the Middle East due to their incompetent policies and strategies. 

tribune Oct 26, 2017 9:15 PM Permalink

i wonder if the best way to defeat the drug industry in mexico is to introduce and honest currency like the bitcoin standard or the gold standard, which will both support honest industries like manufacturing

Anarchyteez Oct 26, 2017 9:24 PM Permalink

Tyler’s! ZH, please do this as an info graphic, as states in Mexico are drastically different as they are here.

The people of Mexico are awesome!

It’s the drugs, =CIA, = Government, is what needs to be removed .

The United States and Mexico could be the strongest benefit/ally in the world together.

samsara Oct 26, 2017 8:27 PM Permalink

Build the WallAnd they are bringing that wonderful cultural heritage to other places is that marvelous? Over half of all Californians don't speak English at home... great trends.... 

ToSoft4Truth Oct 26, 2017 8:19 PM Permalink

Mexican, like Chicagoan folk - German too, are not allowed to defend themselves.  Look to the Filipino leadership for guidance: “When I say, ‘I will kill you if you destroy my country,’ and ‘I will kill you if you destroy the young of my country,’ I am asking everybody to find me a fault in those two statements,” Duterte told the audience. 

deer_flasher YourAverageJoe Oct 27, 2017 9:50 AM Permalink

We sure do, I know a rancher who has whacked a few "coyotes" (human traffickers would be the equivalent I think) that attempted to extort him and cand walk across his ranch (in mexico, the river is shallow along his property so they can cross walking easily, knee deep at most), I remember getting disgusted by that, but then I though, "These fuckers had it coming, nothing wrong with defending life and property".I freaking hate mexas that leave our country cause they give us a bad rap to real mexicans who work our asses off to afford a better standard of living, who go to the US to buy US products, and get our visas and pay the permits every time we want to go further inland, and then nobody likes us because these losers screw everything and gringos get freaking mad at us.

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asscannon101 Oct 26, 2017 8:18 PM Permalink

Thank GOD the Mexicans have strict Gun Control and ony military, police and private security can legally carry a gun that shoots a 'military' caliber... This has obviously decreased the homicide rate in Mexico a great deal and is working well... For instance, the Homicide Rate in Mexico was 16.35/100,000 while that in the USA was 4.88/100,000 for 2015...  So obviously (according to the Leftists) Gun Control Works... If you are a fucking violent criminal