The U.N. drug war has been intensifying, with a military raid on a compound in Mexico City killing “enemy combatants” in a “targeted attack” and raising concerns that the U.A.E. could be moving toward the same kind of tactics used by the Colombian government in a recent crackdown.
The military raid was conducted on the drug lord Pablo Escobar’s compound, where U.M. officials said they found a cache of cocaine worth more than $3 billion, the Drug Enforcement Administration said in a statement.
“The DEA and other U.s. government partners continue to investigate this incident, and we are fully cooperating with them,” the agency said.
Mexico City police spokesman Roberto Castillo said the raid was launched to “disrupt the criminal organization” and “remove drugs from the territory of Mexico.”
The raid also targeted Escobar, the U