In 2011 it was confirmed that the drug producing/trafficking organisation of Colombia, Los Urabenos was moving multi-tonne shipments of cocaine to the Dominican Republic (DR). Clan Usuga a collective within Los Urabenos was in 2015 discovered to be operating a trafficking and money laundering network in the DR moving product to the US and Europe which included the creation of at least one known ponzi scheme/pyramid and the use of an an evangelical Christian pastor and his church through which to launder the proceeds of drug trafficking. Now Los Urabenos is an affiliate of the Mexican cartels having being absorbed by Mexican organised crime. Therefore its operations in the DR and the rest of the Caribbean is in the service of the Mexican trafficking organisations. Los Urabenos is a remnant of the Valle Norte cartel of Colombia the cartel that dominated trafficking in the Caribbean island chain during the hegemony of Colombian trafficking organisations over the Caribbean. It is the Valle Norte cartel that sold loads of cocaine to indigenous Caribbean traffickers and transported said loads to Europe and the US for them making them super rich overnight. The knowledge and connections Los Urabenos possesses in the Caribbean made them the target of Mexican organised crime when it became necessary for them to move into and dominate Caribbean trafficking in the 21st century. Having absorbed Los Urabenos Mexican organised crime has now revealed the future of those in the Caribbean that grew super rich on the business model of the Colombians and it is that of apocalypse and eventual extinction as the dinosaurs and the dodo bird. Never forget the Mexican traffickers are in the Caribbean to flood the US north-east with heroin not to feed potential threats to the security of their operations. The Colombians have paid dearly for their failed business model and the Mexicans have learnt from Colombian failure. The strategic importance of flooding the US north-east with heroin to the Mexican trafficking organisations is now public knowledge of the US DEA but the dismantling of a trafficking/retailing operation in the Bronx, New York for the Sinaloa Federation recently confirms the operational structure utilised. The affiliates are handed the heroin on consignment and they are to wholesale the consignment, collect the cash and repatriate the sum due to the Federation. The head of the cell has to provide a hostage who is held by the Federation and an inspector of the Federation is present with the cell monitoring their activities on a daily basis. Failure to abide by the rules of the game one expects swift and brutal retaliation from the Federation. One expects the same operational rules with all affiliates of the Mexican trafficking organisations in the Caribbean but the emphasis will be on trafficking the product to the end-user markets in the North. But the manner of rewarding failure is a given. The nature of the Mexican reward system then intensifies violence within the illicit trade. Think about it.