insisted that the MS-13 in El Salvador are not rich and do not have other sources of income other than extortion. He did not say anything about that the trafficking of drugs is important to the gang.I've always wondered where all the money from illegal activities go. With so much money floating around through various criminal operations, you don't see many gang members living the high life. Obviously, there are costs involved in sustaining an army of thousands and their families, but it doest not seem to be a lifestyle of choice if you want to become rich.
The same goes for the FARC in Colombia. Who exactly has benefited from twenty years of drug trafficking? Show me the money.