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by Peter Moskos

September 27, 2012

We Got Another Kingpin! (9)

Since I'm still keeping track, I thought I'd share.

A Colombian woman known as “the queen of cocaine” was murdered earlier this month. But she was murdered, not killed or captured by the good guys. (Plus technically, she would be a Queenpin, which sounds kind of funny.) So I'm not counting her. So it's been awhile since the wheels of justice have crushed one of these evil-doer kingpins.

Luckily today I woke up today to see the amazing news that we've captured Ivan Velazquez Caballero. I mean this guy is known as El Taliban. It doesn't get much badder than that! So by my count he's the ninth "kingpin" we've put out of business in just the past two years. Of this guy, the BBC says: "He is believed to have controlled some of the most important drug routes into the United States and ruled them with cold brutality." Wowzahs! Mark those drug routes closed, shut, and done!

So... how's that drug war going?

In Mexico 50,000 have been killed. But perhaps more than 100,000. With so many bad guys being eliminated by friend and foe, soon the streets will be safe!

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