MCTC Course Catalog
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Mexican Cartels and Culture

This course is restricted to US military law enforcement personnel along with other local, state, and federal civilian law enforcement employees to include criminal analysts, and corrections officers.

There is no cost to attend this training. 

Course Description
The course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge and awareness of Mexican Cartel influence and their trafficking activities. Students learn the history of cartels in a past-to-present manner. Students gain a better understanding of how and where cartels operate and whom they partner with to carry out illicit activities. In addition, the course details the culture surrounding cartels and their associates to include music and spiritual influences. 

Topics Included

-History of cartels
-Current cartels
-Territory of Cartels
-Associated criminal elements (gangs) in Central and North America
-Political influence of cartels
-Criminal enterprises of cartels
-Naloxone/Narcan employment
-Narcocorridos (Music of the Cartels)
-Patron Saints
-Brujas (Witches) and Curanderos (Healers)
-Spiritual and religious influences

Course Length
Mexican Cartels and Culture is a 2.5 day (20 hour) course.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

If you would like to host this class click here.

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)