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When drug dealers in Brazil need to stimulate their economy they look at the root cause of their problems. That’s just what the drug dealers of Mandela, Brazil did to stimulate the market for drug sales and fix the problems in the economy.
Typically you would think that problems like crack use would be challenges for law enforcement. But because the drug dealers in the area don’t like the problems that the crack users bring to “their streets” they stopped selling the drug.
Because the slums of the Brazilian towns are hard for law enforcement to govern, the drug lords must run the streets in the way they deem most effective.
According to the Associated Press the second in command of the Mandela’s drug operations said “Crack has been nothing but a disgrace for Rio. It’s time to stop,” said the drug boss in charge. A stocky man wearing a Lacoste shirt, heavy gold jewelry and a backpack bulging with $100,000 in drugs and cash. At 37, he’s an elder in Rio’s most established faction, the Comando Vermelho, or Red Command. He’s wanted by police, and didn’t want his name published.
Could it be possible that drug bosses can stabilize drug communities better than law enforcement?