The Business of Border Security. I take a look at who stands to gain from tightening the border.
Excerpt Another potential winner are organized crime groups such as the Los Zetas. From Mexicali to Brownsville, Texas smuggling costs have increased exponentially as border security has tightened becoming a revenue source for violent groups.
“Organized crime operates much like any business— if there is a higher risk, there is a higher price,” said Tony Payan, an expert on criminal groups. “A higher premium incentivizes more service providers to enter the market.”
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