Mexicans Say Botes Backdoor Being Used By Narcos - 08/14/13 11:05 AM
The article quotes Public Security Minister, Carlos Bibbiano Villa Castillo saying that the activity in the area between 2006 and 2012 has made Quintana Roo a zone of influence in the national drug trafficking network.
Villa Castillo claims that tons of drugs cross over to Mexico annually "primarily from Belize". He described it as, quote, "a reality that cannot be denied." He added that it comes primarily from areas like Botes, and Nuevo Israel. He said they are assigning special forces to bring it to an end.
As we've shown you on 7news, Botes is a popular, un-regulated border crossing where there is a pronounced military presence on the Mexican side, but very little law enforcement on the Belize side.