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Chicago drug sales: fueled by Mexican cartels?

Recent drug raid arrests netted suspects with ties to Zeta cartel; feds say they have contacts with many of the city's gangs


By Alejandro Escalona
Chicago Sun-Times (Commentary)

CHICAGO — Everybody has long known that Chicago has a gang problem, but we're just beginning to understand that we have a perfect storm brewing of street gangs with ties to the Mexican narcos.

Just last week, the Chicago Police and federal agents announced more than a dozen arrests in the city and suburbs in a coordinated drug raid. The authorities think the suspects arrested have ties to a Mexican drug cartel.

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