Saturday, March 1, 2008

Going into rehab a la gangster

From the World's Worst Newspaper, some odd and interesting stuff on gangs:
In one of the strangest twists in February's court hearings, it was revealed that the gang operates a drug rehabilitation center in Juárez for "la familia," a code name for its members, a few blocks from the U.S. border.
The rehab center was necessary because the gang, which has dealt heroin on El Paso's streets, had some of its members fall prey to the highly addictive drug, gang enforcement officers said.

There's more about the Barrio Aztecas here, plus a click-through to another story about the Aztecas considering that they own the streets of the border city.

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