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Mexican authorities crack down on purveyors of narco culture

October 21, 2015

From classic movies like Scarface to new series like Narcos, drug traffickers have always been a source of fascination for the public.

Their exploits have long been glamorized, whether in American gangsta rap or in Mexican narcocorridos (drug ballads), but in recent weeks authorities in western Mexico have begun clamping down on those they accuse of blurring the lines between romanticizing the narco lifestyle and actively living it.

On Saturday, police in Jalisco state announced the arrest of Cristian Iván Miranda Sandoval, a 21-year-old actor and narcocorrido singer, for possession of illegal firearms…

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent.

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