"A number of important leaders of drug trafficking organizations and their key associates have been captured, and the Government has continued to dismiss officials co-opted by the traffickers through various means, including intimidation and blackmail. In recent years, the Mexican authorities have detained several leaders of the main drug trafficking organizations and arrested or detained more than 35,000 members of such organizations."


"Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2010" (Vienna, Austria: International Narcotics Control Board, United Nations, January 2011), p. 15.