Chicago: the windy city. As one of the landmark cities of America, it is known for its deep-dish pizza, iconic sports teams and unique accents. But there’s one other thing Chicago is quickly becoming known for: Mexican drug cartels.
In Chicago, cartels are becoming so prevalent that officials say it’s starting to look like Texas. Jack Riley, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Chicago office, warned, “People think, ‘The border’s 1,700 miles away. This isn’t our problem.’ Well, it is. These days, we operate as if Chicago is on the border.” The city recently named one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords the city’s public enemy number one, even though the man has never set foot inside Chicago.