Drug Cartels Say Coronavirus Creating Narcotic Shortages…

Shortfalls in the illicit drug trade could be very problematic for the DNC who receive funding through Mexican drug cartels.  Apparently, according to the cartels, the coronavirus is having an impact.  Will Speaker Pelosi look for bailout options?

Additionally the U.S. military operation to target illicit drugs is entering its fourth week creating even more havoc in the system.

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus is dealing a gut punch to the illegal drug trade, paralyzing economies, closing borders and severing supply chains in China that traffickers rely on for the chemicals to make such profitable drugs as methamphetamine and fentanyl.

[…] – Along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border through which the vast majority of illegal drugs cross, the normally bustling vehicle traffic that smugglers use for cover has slowed to a trickle. Bars, nightclubs and motels across the country that are ordinarily fertile marketplaces for drug dealers have shuttered. And prices for drugs in short supply have soared to gouging levels.

“They are facing a supply problem and a demand problem,” said Alejandro Hope, a security analyst and former official with CISEN, the Mexican intelligence agency. “Once you get them to the market, who are you going to sell to?”

Virtually every illicit drug has been impacted, with supply chain disruptions at both the wholesale and retail level. Traffickers are stockpiling narcotics and cash along the border, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration even reports a decrease in money laundering and online drug sales on the so-called dark web.  (read more)

President Trump broke the OPEC+ stalemate by agreeing to decrease U.S. production by 300k/barrels allowing Mexico to drop a more manageable 100k/barrels. Trump and AMLO reached an undisclosed agreement where Mexico will reimburse the U.S. later on.

♦As we shared last week… CTH suspects the “reimbursement” will be more, well, strategically geopolitical than financial.  [*nudge-nudge*, *wink-wink*, *say-no-more/say-no-more*]  President Trump has an uncanny knack of collecting leverage for later, more strategic, purposes.  Just sayin’.

Three Weeks Ago…. President Trump and Defense Secretary Esper announced a major deployment of U.S. military to interdict narcotics trafficking from Central America.

On the surface the effort to deploy naval assets to the Caribbean and southern pacific is justified based on intelligence drug cartels will exploit the coronavirus pandemic to ship more narcotics into the U.S.

However, in the bigger picture there’s also a likelihood the Chinese Communist Party would work with their geopolitical allies in Central American regimes to further weaken the U.S. during a time of increased vulnerability.

In times of war, or severe geopolitical confrontation, exploiting a vulnerability is a common strategy. Therefore it’s a smart and prudent geopolitical move for President Trump and U.S. military to take very aggressive action against the cartels and their communist sympathizers. There’s more going on here than appears on the surface.

Barr: “The president is very thankful for your cooperation“…

AMLO: “So you’re saying this is an offer I cannot refuse?“..

Barr: “The President is very thankful for your cooperation“…

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What headlines appear next?…

(link)

Funny how that happens...

(1) Trump launches military anti-narcotics effort.  (2) AMLO asks Trump for help with oil pricing.  (3) Trump helps AMLO with oil pricing. (4) Cartels report supply chain issues.

 

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131 Responses to Drug Cartels Say Coronavirus Creating Narcotic Shortages…

  1. J Gottfred says:

    It’s amazing how related all this unrelated stuff is….

    Liked by 45 people

    • vikingmom says:

      Exactly!! 4D Chess indeed!! Also, keeping the border with Canada prevents anything from being brought in from the north either, if Trudeau decides to start allowing flights from China sooner than we do…

      Liked by 11 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      The best way to stop drug addiction is to price drugs out of reach of recreational use.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Free Speech says:

      Well, I just don’t believe that. They couldn’t get away with that! Somebody would’ve said something. I think you’re a conspiracy theorist. Do you listen to Alex Jones? /sarc

      Problem is people HAVE said something, and they’ve been slandered and smeared, had their careers and lives destroyed, and even been killed.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Mike Lee DelMarcelle says:

      One of the things the democrats did that makes zero sense and is completely illogical, makes sense now in this context. Trump has been fighting another war since he’s been president against MS-13 and illegals who commit serious crimes. The dems never get on board with it and actually advocate for the criminal illegals to stay.

      From the standpoint of sheer votes, being in line with Trump on this issue is a no brainer. Criminals / felons generally can’t vote anyway and their numbers are tiny compared to the votes lost by going against Trump on the issue. Perhaps the reason they want them here is to keep their drug network functioning and the money coming in?

      Liked by 17 people

    • Patrick Healy says:

      Yes J, strange indeed. Also strange that AP ,in their piece above, did not mention that the Biden’s and Peloosies bank balances may be suffering.

      Liked by 1 person

    • SB says:

      Maybe even more than you think. Early last year news outlets began expressing concern about the Chinese and Russian presence in the region. There’s a “Red Storm Rising” just miles from America’s shores. “In point of fact, the entire hemisphere is on fire,” said Lou Dobbs on his widely watched Fox Business Network show on April 4. “China and Russia are engaging us in almost every quarter in this hemisphere. Russia and China in Venezuela, but China throughout the hemisphere and throughout the Caribbean.”
      Then in September Hurricane Dorian inexplicably stalled over Bahamas for over 24 hours with sustained winds of 185 mph. taking out the newly completed Chinese deep water seaport at Marsh Harbor.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. I’ve read this here before about cartels funding dims. Is there an older article/post which has more details?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. allhail2 says:

    Complicated business, folks.
    Complicated business.

    Liked by 15 people

  4. zozz1 says:

    VSG Trump is on the job. MAGA!

    Liked by 8 people

  5. Merkin Muffley says:

    Now watch Nancy Pelosi call for a bailout.

    Liked by 14 people

  6. DeWalt says:

    Maybe Pelosi and Schumer can slip them into the relief package.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. BuckeyeMom says:

    No wonder the Dems won’t come to work. They are in withdrawal.

    Liked by 23 people

  8. TheAbidingDude says:

    The sharp reduction in traffic also lets military surveillance assets be used to fullest effect.

    A lot of narcotics trafficking relies on there being a LOT of legitimate traffic to hide within and “under.”

    Well, that legitimate traffic is not there, so now anyone moving product is surfing naked.

    Liked by 31 people

    • topavalley says:

      Abiding Dude
      Love your comment. Helps to connect the dots. Brilliant strategy going on. Love the image of the bad guys surfing naked with our military right on their tail!

      (Also wanted to tell you that I bought my son-in-law a Big Lebowski sweater that he wanted. He is ex military as I assume you are. What is the deal with you dudes?)

      Like

  9. T2020 says:

    Gravy train stopped for the “D”rug “N”arcotics “C”artel.

    Liked by 21 people

  10. Mari in SC says:

    What a pity…

    The art of the deal is alive and well!

    Liked by 12 people

  11. islandpalmtrees says:

    Is this about it —

    “Chinese Communist Party would work with their geopolitical allies in Central American regimes to further weaken the U.S.”

    Translation

    Chinese Virus + More Central American Drugs = More economic problems for the U.S.

    Translation

    Democratic allies = create more economic problems for the U.S.

    Translation

    Big money problems for the Democrats, because President Trump wont stay out of China and Central America.

    Liked by 10 people

  12. X XYZ says:

    Awww. The poor widdle drug cartels might go out of business.

    Let’s see. What else might they have for sale?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jan says:

      Best thing that could happen for Mexico, central & south America (& the US) is if we could put an end to the drug cartels. And if we end Chinese, Russian and Iran having a presence in our hemisphere is even better.

      This might be the only thing the Wuhan virus is good for (other than Schumer & Pelosi coming down with the virus & permanently going on ventilizers). A girl can dream, can’t she?

      Liked by 3 people

  13. ReservedPatriot says:

    The war on drugs is a joke! There is no end in sight. You really think cutting of the supply will change anything? Another endless “war.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • thetrain2016 says:

      That’s what Hitler thought. Nobody can beat him… Was he right or wrong?

      Liked by 4 people

    • M Mueller says:

      No. It is not a joke. It just has never, actually been tried before; was all words and no action. Now, with our great President, it is actually put into action! Just like the “war against poverty.”

      Liked by 7 people

    • regitiger says:

      I served a career in the US Coast Guard. In that time, over 4 MILLION TONS of HARD DRUGS (weight) (not pot) was seized and destroyed.

      Now, I agree with you this is an expensive budget item.

      but then I will remind you…think of ALL THOSE PEOPLE who did not get high, did NOT get addicted, DID NOT DIE from 4 MILLION TONS OF HARD DRUGS!

      what price do you put on those lives?

      is it worth the effort even if it isn’t going to stop all trafficking.?

      my view: YES, and twice on sundays!

      never let perfection get in the way of good enough.

      I feel your angst about the drug war…I understand the mistrust.

      but just realize, right now, there are some very good patriots, many god fearing who are doing a very dangerous job to disrupt a massive flood of hard drugs hitting YOUR street!

      Here is the reality with drug interdiction: it’s always going to be hard work, and relentless…a permanent mission that involves in disrupting as much as possible.

      if the former president Barry Saetoro had any backbone we would be in a much better place right now. this is one of the problems with 4 year efforts….the drug orgs are fully aware to take advantage of every weakness. This president gets it!

      Will this solve drugs in America…of course not. But it will slow it down…and it will save lives….I’m all about saving lives.

      Liked by 15 people

  14. 335blues says:

    It is important for everyone to realize, Communist China is at war with America.
    Bullets are not being traded, but other weapons just as deadly are being fired.
    “Unrestricted warfare” is the CCP way of saying, flooding America with drugs,
    hacking, stealing, infiltrating, spying, releasing “flu” viruses, manipulating
    currencies, blackmail, taking control of UN agencies funded by American
    taxpayers money, etc, it’s all on the table. And the CCP is using all of it
    right now against America with the intent to destroy us.
    It is well past time for America to fight back.

    Liked by 33 people

  15. nimrodman says:

    Uh-Oh: Wuhan Lab Changes Sign To ‘0 Days Since Accidentally Releasing A Virus’

    WUHAN—In an alarming turn of events, workers at a Wuhan research lab were seen adjusting a sign that read “92 Days Since Accidentally Releasing a Virus,” taking down the 92 and replacing it with a zero.

    “Everything is still great here,” said President Xi Jinping to selected members of the press. “Nothing alarming has happened here… and certainly not for a second time.”

    Xi was wearing a hazmat suit, but he claimed that was because it was laundry day and that was the only thing he had left that was clean. The American press felt no need to ask any follow-up questions.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/uh-oh-wuhan-lab-changes-sign-to-0-days-since-accidentally-releasing-a-virus

    Liked by 13 people

    • Rob says:

      If the communists are willing to admit they “accidently” released the virus from the lab, it means they did it intentionally but won’t admit it.

      Like

  16. MTeresa says:

    Ask me, “Are you tired of winning?”

    No, Mr. President, I AM NOT TIRED OF WINNING!”

    #KAG2020

    Liked by 9 people

  17. decisiontime16 says:

    When are the drug addicts on the streets of San Francisco going to start howling? Same with New York or any major cities the democrats control?

    Liked by 7 people

    • Dutchman says:

      They won’t “howl”; prices will go up, they will do whatever they do to get $ for drugs, most of which will be more difficult or impossible during shutdown.
      Hard to break into parked cars,…when there ARE no parked cars. They WILL get desparate.
      SOME will go into rehab, but many won’t,….not a pretty picture,…

      Liked by 1 person

      • Patrick Healy says:

        Yes Dutchman
        Over on this side of the pond ALL addicts finance their addictions with the proceeds of crime.
        I imagine the same applies State side.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Dutchman says:

          From my experience, almost all do. Addiction is a spiritual malady, a disease or the SOUL.

          As such, it generally draws its victims by degrees into increasing levels of depravity.

          It starts with lieing; your social circle is divided into two groups; those with whom you can be ‘honest’ about your drug use (other users) and those with whom you can’t, and so must lie (typically family, employers, fellow employees, teachers, even “friends” who don’t use).

          Over time, this lieing becomes second nature, and you end up believing your own lies, and your ‘closest’ relationships are with fellow addicts, who are also liars who are as,…morally challenged as you.

          The question becomes “What WON’T you DO, to get a fix?”
          Lie, cheat, steal, prostitute yourself, etc.
          Think “What would you do for a Klondike bar?” On steroids,…do they have those commercials over there, lol.
          A Satanic enslavement from which few escape.

          Liked by 4 people

  18. calbear84 says:

    Funny how the nimrods in the WH press pool never ask how the counter-narco op is going!

    Liked by 11 people

  19. WeThePeople2016 says:

    60 billion for rural and minority groups???

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Rj says:

    Not just the Demorats they also fund dark parts of the intelligence community and have for decades especially the Clowns In America.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. islandpalmtrees says:

    I suspect, China created and released the virus to remove President Trump. Because he is busy cutting into the profits for China and their Democratic friends. Now, he appears to be going after more of the Democratic profits. This time from the Mexican drug cartels.

    Liked by 13 people

  22. islandpalmtrees says:

    It’s all about *money* for the Democratic Leadership. Pay To Play!

    Liked by 4 people

  23. SD, if it was not so serious (and true) I would be laughing all the way to the end of your article.

    “Will Speaker Pelosi look for bailout options?” Could this be why Piglosi is not passing additional SBA funding? I am sure there are Small Business Drug Cartel’s that may not survive the world economic shutdown due to the China bio-weapon.

    Liked by 5 people

  24. nimrodman says:

    “minority groups”

    there ya go … there’s money going to illegal aliens and the welfare class

    the welfare recipients don’t hold jobs, so would get no benefit from a payroll tax reduction or paycheck protection plan (they don’t “payroll and they don’t “paycheck”)

    many illegals work off the books; again, they don’t “payroll and they don’t “paycheck”

    just Dems serving their true constituency: the freeloaders

    Liked by 10 people

  25. snowshooze says:

    Shucks.
    Doesn’t that just kill ya?
    Oh yeah, and what they do bring is lousy with Covid-19…

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Elric VIII says:

    There is no doubt that the Democrats (and likewise, some Republicans) are receiving funds from Communist China AND the drug cartels. Ditto with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their Globalist cohorts. Different facets of the same problem. President Trump is making them all squirm like the worms they are. Traitors every one, they should face the hangman’s noose.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Dutchman says:

      I think the easiest way to link it all together is CORRUPTION.

      CONmunism isn’t REALLY about any “ideology”; all the talk about “proletariate vs whatever” (old version) or the new and improved version of transgender bs,…GND, etc. is all bullshirt to con enough people, for just long enough, to gain power.

      Then, use that power to consolidate wealth and power, so as to hold that power, and engage in massive corruption.

      Its government by organised thuggery.
      The new version is Globalism, and CHINA, as the State sponsor, has taken it to unprecedented, worldwide levels of corruption.

      If we started hanging them all, and did one a minute, 24/7/365, it would take YEARS AND YEARS to work thru the backlog of cases!

      Not that,I wouldn’t like to see it, mind you,…just saying its an almost unbelievable task in scope.

      Liked by 3 people

  27. Bob Guzzardi says:

    sundance, how do you know the Cartels are funding the DNC? I have never heard that before.

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  28. gildie says:

    “Shortfalls in the illicit drug trade could be very problematic for the DNC who receive funding through Mexican drug cartels.”

    Has to be one of the more profound statements I’ve ever read here.

    And the sad thing is, I believe every word of it.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Parker Longbaugh says:

    After all the press I was just now thinking about trying fentanyl. My lifelong terrible timing will keep me breathing again I guess.

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  30. Rex70 says:

    Border wall construction has been ongoing throughout this economic shutdown—correct?

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Ragle Gumm says:

    Because of the unrestricted flow of Mexican illegal aliens, in particular, I have always strongly suspected that the democratic party in totality and, at least, some republicans are coordinating with the mexican cartels in terms of narcotics distribution in addition to human trafficking. I am sure that dem’s get a piece of the profit for the sale of drugs. Hell, they probably get a special discount to sell in bulk to the street people, their constituents, so that the street people vote for the dem’s for unrestricted flow of drugs. It is insame! And, we can’t shut down our borders? With all this high tech gear and other stuff that we don’t know about to see through dirt, like we do in distant planets with satellites? Please. It is known that the Chicago democratic machine actually coordinates with the street gangs for the votes so that is in play with the mexican cartels in California and elsewhere. This is treason to the constitution. We are so far beyond the pale of normalcy and decency that we are indeed in some unknown and dangerous territory and this is with our own guys. Plus, the dems are coordinating with the Chinese government. Feinstein’s spy was actually getting the vote out for her in the chinese districts. Clinton gave secrets to the chinese government for the payola, both obvious and not so obvious. It is crazy!

    I have never hated the dem’s, in particular, and the swamp, in general, as I do now. They will sell us out, even if it murders us. They have no moral restraint whatsoever for power, money, and, frankly, their deranged sex lives. I am thinking of the pedo’s filling their ranks. I am so outraged!

    Liked by 2 people

  32. sentinelle says:

    There’s clip floating around of an Ellen show with Sandra Bullock speaking about skin from young people, from very far away (as if that makes it okay) that is taken somehow and then injected into the pores of her face. Ellen bursts out that it’s from the foreskin of S. Korean babies. It seems the elite have found using essence of infants as the fountain of youth. Before reading this post I had just read that Mel Gibson claimed there were abusing children and drinking their blood. Did he really say this?

    I’m noticing photos of some of the elites have faces that look like teenagers when they’re in their late 60’s and older. Not just the look of a face lift and plastic surgery, but the glow of youth. This is a fairly new phenomenon.

    When the Virginia Governor was pushing for at-birth abortions, I commented on a Twitter thread that happened to include Pelosi and I didn’t realize it until I posted. I said they saw these fetuses and newborns as a commodity. I was blocked by the thread poster. First time to be blocked. It stunned me then, but now I think I hit a nerve.

    I’m hoping this ‘drug’ ring is stopped.

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  33. Mary Ann says:

    What about starting at the top? who created meth and fentanyl.?
    Legal drug pushers making huge profits.. Look at how many docs have been caught writing scrips for their own use, or sales.. Then medicaid pays for the scrip that is sold on the street, that’s 100% profit.. PDJT could do more if people stopped wasting his time..

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    • JTR says:

      I was given Fentanyl in an IV once in ER. I had fallen, and was in a lot of pain. I didn’t like it at all! It sure helped the pain, but every time I tried to get out of the bed, I started throwing up. Turned out I hadn’t broken anything, but I turned black with bruising from my thigh to my armpit, and halfway around my torso. It looked awful, and I had to sleep sitting up for 6 weeks.

      Just having it that one time showed me what a horrible drug it is, but I can understand why they give patches of it to cancer patients for pain in their last days.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mary Ann says:

        I am sorry to hear about your accident.. It is true that meds help those who are suffering with pain.. I just feel there was a monetary reason for their creation.. Otherwise they would do more to regulate them. I do not know about your state, but VT has it’s problems with healthcare workers taking the elder’s pain meds and giving them an aspirin.. it is sad really.
        I hope you don’t have any more accidents!

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  34. yojack454 says:

    THE ABSOLUTE… good vs evil. vote this November, but if they steal it roll out the door like a minuteman.

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  35. henry says:

    Not to fear. I am sure WHO and the CDC can give Hollywood elites a few phone numbers that will fix them right up.

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  36. Angus D says:

    Love this article, love this website
    theconservativetreehouse is the best!

    Liked by 4 people

  37. JohninMK says:

    The three major countries that are sources of hard drugs are Afghanistan (heroin), China (fentanyl) and Colombia (cocaine).

    Whilst Covid-19 is hitting North American supply/distribution lines and retail networks there will still be stocks of all three drugs already on the continent. From the article it is clear that the supply lines are starting to clog up as drug movements in and cash out start to seize up. This will put all kinds of strains on what is a high stress system anyway.

    The increased US military action is targeting the unique small scale transport system of cocaine. The obvious reaction by the cartels, given that they won’t want to see their ‘navy’ and ‘air force’ decimated, will be to cease shipping until the situation clears. This will move the onus onto the Colombian Government to act against what will be increasing local stockpiles.

    There does not seem to be any extra publicly on increased interruption to either fentanyl or heroin supply. But then there probably doesn’t need to be as both are being hit by the general reduction in the sea and air transport that they parasite onto.

    For all three, access to that transport that is still operating, like airfreight, has suddenly become much more valuable. It could be that all this will generate survival of the most vicious turf wars, especially on existing in US stocks.

    So, whilst it looks like all three classes of drug users have pretty serious short term supply problems, it is probable that US cocaine users will have issues for a much longer due to the extra US activity in the Pacific and Caribbean.

    As a consequence, the drying up of ‘commission’ finance in the political system discussed above, will be compounded with the pressure being brought to bear by that interesting strata of society that uses cocaine. Well, those that can’t fly their own in that is.

    All in all there is a pretty good movie plot in here.

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  38. Parker says:

    Maybe a bit off topic…
    however, check out Dean Koontz fictional novel, “The Eyes of Darkness,” published 1981. Most notably pp, 312 and 555.

    More than a coincidence? 😳🙄

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    • Parker says:

      I’m guessing someone at the CIA has read this book. Brings to mind, “Three days of the Condor.”
      I’m just sayin. Come on Sundance, you’ve got a crack team of researchers… give it a look.
      It’s either a YUGE coincidence or, Dean Koontz, is one helluva a prophet.

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  39. revarmegeddontthunderbird says:

    Nancy and the Democrats will pass a bill to bail out the drug cartels.

    Liked by 1 person

  40. revarmegeddontthunderbird says:

    Nancy and the Democrats will pass a bill to bail out the drug cartels.

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  41. Pelosi will demand action. She’ll want a Drug Cartel Relief bill to be approved at once.
    If the GOP refuses, she’ll block all future recovery aid to small business people.

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