drug trafficking http://kplu.org en Drugs, Guns, and Money: Anatomy of a West Coast Trafficking Ring http://kplu.org/post/drugs-guns-and-money-anatomy-west-coast-trafficking-ring <p><em>Editor’s Note: Mexican drug cartels operate an illicit export business that depends on freeways that run from California and Arizona to Canada. If you drive these freeways, chances are you’ve passed a car or truck secretly holding a cargo of heroin, meth, or cocaine.</em></p><p><em>This week we’ll take you inside the world of drug-trafficking, an illegal business that touches every city, every small town in every state in the west. In the first part of our series Border to Border Drugs, correspondent Austin Jenkins introduces us to a smuggling ring that operated from Arizona to Washington state.</em></p><p>---</p><p>On Jan. 21, 2012 at 8:37 in the evening, federal agents intercepted a phone call. It was between a man named Victor Berrelleza-Verduzco and one of his associates, Jose.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:07:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10055 at http://kplu.org Drugs, Guns, and Money: Anatomy of a West Coast Trafficking Ring