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The drought in northern Mexico is so bad that it has hurt even illicit drug growers and their normally well-tended crops of marijuana and opium poppies, according to a Mexican army commander.
One effect of the lack of rains is that drug planting has “declined considerably”, said General Pedro Gurrola, commander of army forces in the state of Sinaloa, the cradle of the drug cartel by the same name.
Gurrola said army surveillance flights have detected fewer plantations than in previous years.
“We can see a lot less than in other years,” Gurrola told reporters. “It depends a lot on conditions. As you can see, everything is dry.”
He said planters were still trying to eke out crops. “They try to adapt. Where there is a stream, a pit, they put pumps and hoses in there and try to produce as much as they can.”
But an army spokesman, General Ricardo Trevilla, stressed that didn’t mean a drop-off in the overall production of drug cartels.
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