Columbian Drug Cartels Moving Into Colorado Expected Boost In New Currency

DENVER — An ongoing federal investigation is raising questions about the Colorado marijuana industry’s ties to illegal drug operations.Widespread raids on Nov. 21 targeted more than a dozen dispensaries, warehouses, homes and grow operations. Agents are gathering evidence to prove Colombian drug cartels are coming to the state and are using the front of legal marijuana to make money illegally. Marijuana often is sold for twice as much on the black market in states where it is not legal, said Tom Gorman, director of the Rocky Mountain drug trafficking task force.”You have a very desirable product with 48 other states that are potential customers. My God! What a market that is,” he said. “Our intelligence tells us, and all indications are (drug cartels) are going to move in if they haven’t already.” Colorado expected to see boost in new currency.


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