Mexico - This photo of Ramiro Pozos Gonzalez, a drug cartel leader, posing defiantly with his gold-plated AK-47, poignantly illustrates the violence of the drug trade and the resistance towards Mexican efforts to stymie such violence.
Los Zetas gun haul. The Los Zetas are a drug cartel in Mexico that were trained by some of the best combat specialists in the US. They were originally intended to help fight against the Mexican drug cartel's but many men from the Mexican army split off in 2005 and formed the most powerful cartel to date.
The U.S. government allowed the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to carry out its business unimpeded between 2000 and 2012 in exchange for information on rival cartels, an investigation by El Universal claims.