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If you do not confirm or cancel within 72 hours, you will be moved to bottom of the waiting list.

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Mexican Cartels and Culture
Wednesday, October 27 - Friday, October 29, 2021
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: North Carolina Justice Academy
Directions: 3971 Chimney Rock Road, Edneyville, NC 28727

The North Carolina Department of Justice is offering free limited lodging for this course.
If you would like to reserve a room for the training please contact
Amit Sujanani at  828-393-2227, or email: asujanani@ncdoj.gov

Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

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 cartelscartels
  • 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.

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