An inside look at an Arizona Drug Smuggling Gang


Drug money.

For their weekly feature story this week, the Phoenix New Times looks into the workings of an Arizona drug smuggling gang:
“Rodrigo, his 19-year-old cousin Sal, his uncle Sergio, and four other family members live in the small house on Phoenix’s west side. From the house’s garage, the pot moves to wholesalers. “Most of them are black or Jamaican,” Rodrigo says. Each year, Palmona’s group distributes about 10,000 pounds of marijuana to different people who drive it to places like Michigan, Maryland, Kentucky, and Chicago, where it’s divided into pounds, half-pounds, ounces.”
For the rest of the (completely amazing) story, head over to Phoenix New Times.