Juarez, Mexico- Drug dealers have opted for a cheaper and more efficient way to make money.
After the bust of a sophisticated drug tunnel that ran from Mexico to San Diego, drug traffickers have decided that it's cheaper to grow marijuana on the U.S. side in underground tunnels in the forest next to a river rather than take the risk of transporting it across the border and getting caught.
Also, growing it on the surface in the forest in different locations is more sensible than dealing with the border problem, said a gangster.
One police officer said the drug dealers are better off growing it in warehouses on the U.S. side and then storing it in different underground tunnels. Then they should close down the warehouses and concentrate on the distribution and bringing the millions of dollars back home to Mexico. That could help the U.S. government by lowering the amount of immigrants that flood into the states because jobs are created in Mexico by the money that drug traffickers flood into the Mexican economy.
Another police officer in Mexico said the drug dealers haven't yet created a sophisticated distribution system. If they had, they would be extracting the resin from the marijuana and transporting that instead. It could be used to saturate dry tobacco leaves that can be legally grown on the U.S. side. One shipment of resin is equal to 1000 tons of marijuana because it is more concentrated and they can get more across in less time. It's the same thing they do with concentrated orange juice or apple juice. The manufacture known it's cheaper to transport orange juice concentrate rather than the gallons of juice itself.
Even, refining the hallucinogen chemical in the marijuana and spraying it on transported marijuana can increase it's street value by making each joint or cigarette more powerful. A two for one deal as they say in the business world.
In the end, capitalism is the cause of all these problems by creating financial deprivation which forces good people into becoming drug traffickers in order to support and feed their families. The real victims are the drug dealers and traffickers who would rather get rich in some other manner if it were possible.