The interdiction of 1, 161 kilos of Jamaican hashish (1.1 metric tonnes) at Manzanilla, Trinidad is a potent indicator that the supply side of the ganja market of T&T is being potently diversified to enhance, diversify and expand the nature and level of ganja demand in T&T by transnational organized crime (TOC). The most potent model of this diversification of the ganja market in the Caribbean at present is the supply of Moroccan hashish from France by Moroccan TOC to Martinique and Guadeloupe along with firearms with cocaine moving to France via the counter flow pipeline. Moroccan hashish is the premier hashish supplied presently to the Caribbean and its distribution has now outgrown the French overseas territories, one therefore expects that Moroccan TOC will now move to exploit the two largest ganja markets in the Caribbean dependent on imported product to satisfy soaring demand: T&T and Barbados by establishing an extension of the pipeline that links Martinique and Guadeloupe to France then Morocco. On this pipeline premier hashish, firearms and other products there is demand for in the Caribbean will flow with cocaine flowing out to Europe not only to France. Moroccan and Jamaica TOC are affiliates of the MTTOs. The Jamaican hashish interdicted on December 31st 2021 in Trinidad was packaged for delivery to the sales structure in T&T in 90 grammes packages with a trade mark attached, some 12, 900 packages not industry standard kilo bricks, which points to an organization charged with wholesale/retail sales on the ground to expand use and demand for the product. This is an exercise in demand stimulation by increasing market presence and availability with an entry price point and potency that leaves room for the creation of demand for premier, apex hashish. This is ganja market evolution in keeping with the strategic plan of the MTTOs for exploiting all illicit markets in trafficking states that they are operating in, now its the turn of the Caribbean specifically the largest ganja markets nearly wholly dependent on imports: T&T and Barbados. This Jamaican hashish interdicted has multiple sources of origin in the Caribbean namely Jamaica, Guyana and a number of Eastern Caribbean states or all of them, such is the rapidly evolving nature of the production of ganja in the Caribbean and the power wielded by Jamaican TOC in the Caribbean ganja market. What is now apparent in the drug market of T&T in 2021 and continuing into 2022 is that the Cleansing is now washing over those who are cogs in the wheel of the operations of the Colombian dons linking T&T to Venezuela via the maxi pineras that move back and forth constantly. This Cleansing is now impacting those in T&T whether Trinbagonians or Venezuelans and those in Venezuela as riding these pineras is now an opportunity for elimination. There is then the Cleansing simultaneously with market expansion and diversification as the MTTOs expand and deepen their hegemony of the illicit trades of T&T especially the parallel market for USD and Euro. Careful whom you are buying from, you might soon have silent partners that own you!
The assassinations in public space of Prison Officers Serrette and Jones must be placed in the context of events in 2021 namely the importation of arms, ammunition and materiel to outfit a militia, the cache of weapons, plastique and detonators outside the maximum security prison clearly for a jail break and now the use of terror in a supposed attempt to destabilize the prisons to the benefit of inmates. If you intend to break the back of prison power why are you focused on eliminating the foot soldiers of the prison order of power: PO 1 and 2 and not members of the first division? For years in T&T PO1 and 2 have been made the fall guys for the thriving illicit trades of the prison order of power that have effectively eroded the hegemony of this order of power in favor of inmates to the benefit of individuals who grow rich on this illicit trade. This illicit order cannot take hold, grow and effectively challenge the prison order of power, as it’s doing now, without the complicity of members of the first division. The PO1 and 2 interdicted and charged are just collateral damage to keep the illicit order intact and generating illicit wealth. The very manner in which the POs were assassinated are lessons in themselves. Thy both were surveilled, stalked to set up the conjuncture for the kill team. PO Serrette was assassinated with extreme prejudice for shock and awe to send the message to whom? PO Jones was also surveilled and assassinated with a three car team one with the hit team and two chase cars. This was a professional hit, this was no gang banger staged event to take out a soft target at its most vulnerable moment, in public on foot with his very young daughter. This points to intense surveillance by persons organic to the terrain for maximum shock and awe, again to whom is the message addressed? The third attempt failed which showed the handiwork of gang bangers with a dire lack of preparation for an effective strike, sending the message that the strategy involves professional hits and the outsourcing of hits to open market operators. What is all of this in aid of but destabilization attempts being made by the scattered elements of a federation formed during the PPG era which generated the rivers of blood in T&T from 2017 to 2019 in their bid to dominate the illicit trades of T&T. The present attempt at destabilization indicates that they have no business interests that demand the maximization of illicit wealth for this is an action driven by the quest to destroy what they lost control over. But their actions impact the maximization of wealth in T&T by the hegemonic Order, the Rule which has responded in defense of its Order, its Rule. There is no prison on earth that insulates an inmate from the clutches of the Order, the Rule, prison is the playground of the Order, the Rule even if you are in bed with members of the prison authority. Understand what is happening in the prisons of Ecuador today. Pax Mexicana!
December 7, 2021 What is now apparent is given the endemic corruption, the privileges and impunity enjoyed by the players and shot callers amongst the inmates we now have prison gangs emerging in the T&T prison system with links to external gang as they seek to replicate themselves external of the prison system into the heart of gangland and the illicit trades. The T&T prison system is now tottering on the brink of becoming the foremost gang incubator in T&T as a result of endemic corruption and the inability of the old colonial infrastructure, standing orders and legislation to turn, face and respond to the grave threat posed. Just as the case of the old colonial firearms act prohibiting the issuing of guns to off-duty POs by the Commissioner of Prisons. It is the politicians who continue to breathe life into failed, dated colonial legislation in the 21st Century as it suits them not public safety. Whenever these players and shot callers in prison pose a threat to affiliates of the Order, the Rule in prison and a threat to the Order, the Rule external of prison, the Order, the Rule will respond to the threat emanating from the prison by destabilizing the entire system to silence the threat. An outcome that will have grave impact politically, institutionally especially on the national security apparatus and on public safety. Do your duty cleanse the system and shut down the impunity for the stability of the social order of T&T which the Order, the Rule expects.
An analysis of the homicide statistics for Trinidad and Tobago released by the T&TPS for the years 2019, 2020 and for January to October 2021 by month of the year reveals that the murder toll from January to October 2019 was 443, for 2020 for the same period it was 346 and for 2021: 344 murders. For the period January to November 2019 the murder toll was: 494, in 2020 for the same period the murder toll was: 370. Which means that on November 16, 2021 we surpassed the murder toll set for the same period in 2020 by an estimated 2 murders but in no way is it a return to the river of blood of 2019. The monthly murder toll pattern for 2020 is not being repeated in 2021 which is illustrated by a comparison based on the quarterly murder toll for 2019 to 2021. For the fist quarter of 2019 the toll was 120, in 2020 it was 133 and in 2021 it was 84. The first quarter of 2020 was in fact more deadly than 2019 which indicated that the momentum of 2019 continued in the first quarter of 2020 but was accelerating but by the first quarter of 2021 there was a momentous change which reflected the reality of 2020 after its first quarter. The first quarter of 2021 was then showing a deepening of the deceleration of the murder toll. For the second quarter 2019 the toll was 137, for 2020 it was 99 and for 2021 it was 94. The deceleration in 2020 was marked compared to 2019 but 2021 was showing signs of the deceleration of the slowdown of its first quarter. In the third quarter the murder toll of 2019 was 151, 2020 was 80 and 2021 was 111which meant the deceleration of 2020 into 2021 was now over and the trend was for further acceleration in the fourth quarter. In the three quarters of 2019 the murder toll was 408, in 2020 it was 312 and in 2021 292. In October 2019 the murder toll was 35, in 202 it was 34 and in 2021 55 which meant the acceleration of the third quarter intensified/accelerated in October 2021. From January to October 2019 the murder toll was 443, in 2020 it was 346 and in 2021 it was 344. The deceleration trend to the murder toll that commenced in the second quarter of 2020 ended in the third quarter of 2021 with the toll for October 2021 continuing in this acceleration trend but in no way comparable to 2019. The monthly murder pattern of 2019 was then seeking to erase the pattern set in 2020 returning to the model of the murder spree in the third quarter where it then accelerates again in the first quarter of the following year.
What is potently apparent from this analysis is the fact that the murder toll is driven by realities on the ground especially by the order of power that is hegemonic over the illicit trades of T&T. The pandemic and the measures taken to curb the reach of the pandemic of the pandemic in T&T from 2020 to the present simply do not explain the terrain of murder in T&T from 2019 to November 2021. These measures heightened in 2021 did not fail to stop the acceleration of the murder toll in the third quarter of 2021 when Gary Griffith was CoP. In 2021 there is then a push back against the order of power that exerted its hegemony in 2020, there is continued changing of the guard and continuation of the fracturing of the old pre 2020 divisions in gangland where fractions of former adversaries are now welded into affiliates of the new order and former allies are now adversaries of the new order, where the have nots are doing battle with the haves and losing and the Cleansing continues, in some cases with termination with extreme prejudice, whilst the have nots care little of collateral damage. The new order is under the hegemony of transnational organized crime driven by a globalized business model of the illicit trades never experienced before in T&T flush with ForEx earned in the export propelled illicit trades.
What is now apparent in November 2921 is the launch of the new approach by the have nots to destabilizing the social order with the failure of two attempts at organized destabilization from April to June 2021 with the seizure of the arms shipment exported from the USA and the cache of explosives, arms and ammunition for the jail break. Presently it is now wars between have nots, the formation of wolf packs by those displaced by the new order seeking out and attacking soft targets with wanton violence, reigns of terror on those who venture into spaces the have nots control. Whilst the haves concentrate on maximizing the generation of wealth, the Cleansing and expanding the hegemony of the new order. There are multiple threats emanating from the illicit life that are not congruent with each other, the threat of transnational organized crime and its affiliates who are even now breaching the energy pipeline network for the illicit energy trade they are specialists of. Whilst the have nots thrash about venting the anger of their displacement and hard times on soft targets, the elderly, property and persons who find themselves in the wrong spaces at any time. There is no raging war in gangland as in the period 2017 to 2019, no momentum towards those years of rivers of blood, what there is the drive to the continued application of the Cleansing where those who lead the drive to mayhem will be dealt with when they cross the line, the divide and impact the Order and its maximization of wealth generation. Policing will continue to focus on the softest targets of the have nots whilst transnational organized crime unfold its menu of assaults on the economy and the financial infrastructure fully integrating T&T into its globalized transnational operational network bringing the illicit trades into the third decade of the 21st Century. Not all “cockroaches” are the same some are much more potent than others, some own multiple properties in the North Atlantic and their children attend ivy league colleges in the North Atlantic. Pax Mexicana!
With reporting by Vivian Bowen.
Update January 13, 2022
The reported murder toll for 2021 in T&T was 448 which meant that there were 159 murders in the 4th Quarter of 2021 indicating the upward spiral from the 3rd Quarter accelerating in the 4th Quarter and continuing in the 1st Quarter of 2022. The murder toll of the 4th Quarter of 2021 was larger than that of the same Quarter in 2019 and higher than the 3rd Quarter of 2019. Clearly the murder toll of 2020 is an aberration with 2021 following in the path of the period 2017-2019 where a momentum was created in the 3rd Quarter of 2021 which is continuing in the 1st Quarter of 2022. This momentum continues with the heart of Gangland in T&T quiet compared to the reality of the period 2017 to 2019. On the ground the have nots are in a frenzy breaking every rule of the Game in their quest to live the ideal life and they are paying with lives some terminated with extreme prejudice. Hence the deepening search for soft targets to pillage which amounts to a wave of terror unleashed on the most vulnerable sections of the social order.
The dramatic fall in the murder toll in 2020 compared to the fivers of blood from 2017 to 2019 was the product of the hegemony of the Rule, the Order over gangland T&T. This was the product of the cleansing of the federation under the hegemony of the Colombian Capo formed under the PPG government. The cleansing continued in 2021 and the peace in gangland held in spite of the several attempts to precipitate the reality of 2017 to 2019 from arming a militia to an attack on the maximum security prison. The dimes were dropped on them to the Deep State drawing the Deep State now into the play because of the illicit gun, ammunition etc pipeline from the US and its territories to T&T with the intent to destabilize the State. Whilst the push against the federation has shattered it in T&T the Rule and the Order is rapidly changing the focus and strategy to maximize wealth in T&T by its affiliates. At present homegrown ganja is no longer sold locally for T&TD but exported to Barbados and other markets for USD. Affiliates are now evolving into, growers, exporters, traffickers, international wholesalers who exclusively sell the product to affiliates of the Rule in the consumer markets.There is now a focus on property crimes where the substandard security measures that dominate the operation of players in the economy will be assaulted to generate wealth as cargo on the ports, the financial system, personal finances, personal wealth, valued stock of enterprises, payrolls, cash in transit. This assault will then combine crimes against property with crimes against the person. In spite of the dire shortage of local ganja on the T&T market with the price set at 900TTD per ounce when you can find it, there is no ganja war in T&T today unlike the past. The have nots, those locked out of the Rule, the Order are consuming each other fighting for the dregs having no impact on the order of business, on Gangland. The strategy to turn T&T into a premier export point of the Southern Caribbean is well on the way integrating T&T fully into the pipelines moving cocaine to Europe directly and via Africa and cocaine and heroin to the USA eastern seaboard. The operative model for T&T in the Caribbean is then the DR with the State in T&T and the business infrastructure in a condition that invites and enables rapid expansion and the exercise of hegemony over the licit sector without adequate resistance. The platform for this assault is already in operation which is the the parallel supply of USD and Euro by a transnational organised crime platform that manufactures and exports in/from the periphery products in demand in the North Atlantic and Asia for USD. This is export propelled growth par excellence hence their apparent power in the parallel forex market of T&T right now which is welded to their hegemony over the illicit trades. Pax Mexicana!
The North Atlantic’s war on drugs is driven by the mystification of reality on the ground in the illicit trades in order to constantly exert hegemony over the discourses of the war on drugs peddled to the world. Reality on the ground is then a rare, suppressed entity which is never mainstream constantly assaulted to render it a silenced knowledge. But this in no way hinders the ability of the illicit trades to evolve, generate wealth, maximize profits and exercise power over players in the licit spaces. The reality that constantly demands mystification and obfuscation is the constant, never ending dance between agents of the State and the illicit trades and transnational organised crime. Every State has then attached to it the extralegal where power dances with legality and illegality, for power will not be circumscribed by law. In this extralegal space the Deep State dances with illegality, crime and criminality to serve power. To-date one of the most potent mystifications of reality produced by the North Atlantic state is the discourse of Pablo Escobar and cocaine production and export in Colombia, which is in operation to this day obfuscating the reality one the ground of evolutionary Stage 1 of this illicit trade. The mystification continues today to mask the nature of evolutionary Stage 4 of the cocaine illicit trade. The revolution on the ground created by the application of plant science to the coca plant, the ganja plant and the opium plant to create specific plant hybrids which yield more of the chemical components that are processed into cocaine, heroin and high potency ganja per kilo of plant material in a plant that is difficult to spot, to observe, grows faster and produces more plant material is now common to all the plant production economies of Latin America, and the Caribbean and now in North America. The MTTOs apply the science, the personnel, the investment and are constantly rolling out new, improved versions only to their affiliates. The cocaleros speak of these new hybrid varieties of coca bush that are shorter, squat with its leaves yielding much more coca base that others have and they don’t have. They also speak of the new order on the ground where those affiliated to the MTTOs process their leaves into base, then paste and are rewarded much better than those under the control of the paramilitaries/Bandas Criminales. The MTTOs deepen the horizontal integration of production of coca leaves with base and paste to the benefit of the cocaleros. The paste produced is fed into decentralized cocaine labs which are dispersed in urban/rural centers in both production and consumer countries. The MTTOs then smuggle a high percentage of its coca paste into consume markets where it is processed easily into cocaine hydrochloride of high quality. The North Atlantic interdiction structure and its mystification discourse is driven by seizing kilo bricks. The MTTOs ideal illicit product is not cocaine or heroin but synthetic drugs as meth as there is nothing to transport across great distances. You set up a meth lab in Holland acquire the precursors locally and crank out industrial grade meth that generates a greater profit than plant based drugs. The revolution in opium plants is very similar to that of coca, to change the yield of the plant whilst changing its growth pattern etc. The entire opium plant is reaped and processed into opium paste rather than the traditional method of milking the opium poppy bulb as in Afghanistan. The key then is a higher production per kilo of opium plant matter, which is a process in constant motion even though it is not a major enterprise of the MTTOs given their links with suppliers of Afghan heroin. The ganja market of the Caribbean is presently inundated with Colombian Kush, a high potency hybrid ganja plant which is constantly being advanced by scientific production. It fetches a premium price even though the volume of the product being smuggled and available on drug markets show no shortfall in supply. There is then investment in research and development, production and smuggling to drive demand and ensure supply to maximize profits sustainably by the MTTOs. These strategic innovations are driven by a specific business model where an intensely horizontally integrated globalized illicit enterprise keeps control of its products from production to sale to the consumer via a sophisticated highly compartmentalized division of labour premised on a need to know basis and built in obsolescence. The aim is to produce and sell top quality products at the price it fetches on the market because of its quality. The MTTOs produce a kilo brick at 90%+ purity and will not step on it to reduce the product sold to less than 50% at the street level. In drug markets quality/potency of the product determines demand and the price consumers are willing to pay to acquire the desired product, those with the cash resources command the best product available and facilitate the maximization of profit. The low end junk market is fraught with violence and comparatively lower cash volumes generated. The market is then strictly hierarchized resulting in various operational modes to suit market niches.
There are strict smuggling rules as smugglers of the MTTOs do not carry mixed drug loads as cocaine and ganja or heroin as this is a grave security risk as when this group is penetrated or there is an informer you will have two or more lines compromised. The central issue is not tonnage moved in a single shipment but the security of what is shipped hence smaller amounts dispersed over a much higher volume of diverse shipments utilizing various means of transport. There is no central figure that commands a network moving various types of drugs, guns and dirty money as the Colombian capo which has proven to be highly volatile and vulnerable. With the MTTOs there are cells charged with specific tasks, separate, apart and distinct from each other. You collapse a cell another takes its place and the collective is not brought down. There are producers who don’t smuggle, smugglers who don’t sell on the street, enforcers who only enforce and money smugglers who only move the proceeds on its way to North Atlantic financial center washing machines. Each task cell has no idea who comprise the Board of Directors and the order of battle of the organization. When you see seizures of small amounts of kilo bricks, below a tonne, with a larger amount of ganja, some guns and ammunition that is Colombian capo. When you see a seizure of multi tonnes of cocaine in a single load on a single means of transport, Colombian capo and the dime was dropped on them.
When you look at the map of coca bush growing areas in Colombia in 2020 you see the strategy of the MTTOs applied, a strategy that is simultaneously applied in Peru, Bolivia and other areas, where production areas are unified and operationalised under the hegemony of a single strategic discourse of a single organization, the MTTOs, which is totally unique to Stage 4 of the drug trade of Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. In Latin America and the Caribbean Basin today there are specific production areas with the entire continent and Basin organized to maximize the effectiveness of smuggling to consumer states and regions. In this conjoined production platform the inland riverine waterways are fully exploited to move product to smuggling points hence the importance of Brazil today as the apex smuggling point to Europe and Africa. The drive to grow coca profitably on platforms external of Latin America has never diminished and it continues for it ts viable and may actually be in production at present as it is not in thee interest of the discourse of the war on drugs to reveal these realities on the ground
The MTTOs are not the myth created by white mystification called the Mexican cartels which never existed on the ground in Mexico, only in the discourse of the white war on drugs. The Mexican overlords were in control when the first evolutionary stage of the cocaine trade appeared as Escobar, the Medellin Federation, the Rodriguez brothers of Cali and the others not affiliated answered to them. Escobar had Rodriguez Gacha as his close partner and the Rodriguez brothers had theirs as well. What has changed today is the appearance of the fourth stage of evolution under the control of the MTTOs with their partners drawn from powerful transnational organised crime as the Ndrangheta. In 2021 there are a semi-submersibles traversing the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic moving loads to Puerto Rico and Europe loaded with kilo bricks and the latest development, kilo circular cakes/discs which consist of either cocaine hydrochloride or coca paste destined for Europe. A recent seizure of these kilo cakes/discs in Puerto Rico indicate that they exhibit the characteristics of coca paste not cocaine hydrochloride which means that there are operationalised labs in Puerto Rico and in the US producing cocaine hydrochloride from these coca paste kilo cakes.
Finally, in order to discern MTTOs kilo bricks from Colombian capo kilo bricks understand that since the MTTOs don’t sell their product to competitors their kilo bricks are not marked with brands as CAT, Coca Cola and other world brands. MTTOs’ bricks have stamped on the product the mark of the organization which potently indicates to all and sundry whose product it is. A mark that points to an Aztec entity or to Santa Muerte or both then wrapped and sealed in florescent plastic wrap anything other than this is the mark of the Colombian capo. The message is not in the packaging but in what is stamped on the product. In 2021 this is the hegemonic order of the illicit trades of the Caribbean Basin, Brazil, the rest of Latin America, Europe, Africa which extends to Asia. Gringo mystification is necessary as their war on drugs is a phony war to project white power in a non-white world and on their internal non-white minorities, internal colonialism unleashed on the North Atlantic. Pax Mexicana!
The crisis of the Colombian Capo business model in Latin America and the Caribbean island chain is now potently illustrated by events in Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and Haiti. The pressure exerted by the MTTO’s business model as they squeeze access to Europe and have now utilized the Caribbean to bolster their supply to the Eastern seaboard of America which was the last preserve of the Colombian Capos.
Venezuela is the battleground between both business models with the winner already clearly apparent as the MTTOs presently exert hegemony over the illicit trades of Zulia state which is the epicenter of the Game in Venezuela. This dramatic change of the order of power in Venezuela of the transnational illicit trades has impacted the political and social order of Venezuela in a most potent manner which is in fact a revolution. From the birth of the transnational cocaine and marijuana trade from Colombia to the world, Venezuelan state agents, politicians and members of its blanco oligarchy were the willing associates of the Medellin Federation and the Cali organization. The Colombian Capo model penetrated the Venezuela state and its social order and compromised it constituting a long standing relationship between Colombian Capos and the Venezuelan state. The initial relationship was the sale of impunity and being in the employ of the Capos to enable trafficking through and from Venezuela. With the fall of Medellin and Cali and the rise of Valle Norte with its new business model, Venezuelans now purchased kilos and either hired Capos to transport their loads or they evolved into smugglers in their own right. This was the era in which Venezuelans entered the trade in their numbers at all levels of the Game. The most fitting example of this organic relationship Venezuelan state actors have with the Capo is the case of Maduro’s nephews, who were both part of a Capo operation selling impunity to various Capos. The nephews then decided to become smugglers in their own right moving their own kilo bricks and others they are moving for clients. In classic Capo methodology they are using the DR and Haiti as jump off points to smuggle product to the US and they are lusting after a Europe operation as they have grand dreams to be the Capo of Venezuela until the MTTOs drop the dime on both of them. Don’t try to use your uncle’s political position to extort the MTTOs, yes Maduro is their uncle, he adopted them legally. The Venezuelan state, its oligarchy and sections of its social order were before Chavez and after Chavez intertwined, compromised and dependent on the Capo smuggling economy, their business model. Why then did the Capos of Colombia especially the paramilitary Capos turn against their long time bitches in the Venezuelan state by embracing and prosecuting the regime change agenda against Maduro of America? The Capos especially the paramilitary Capos are prosecuting a war in Venezuela in a bid to destroy the hegemony of the MTTOs over the transnational illicit trades of Venezuela especially in Zulia state, which they have lost and with that any hope of reversing the hegemony of the MTTOs. They backed Juan Guaido who is the non-white face for blanco Leopoldo Lopez with the grand expectation that there would have been a coup d’etat staged by like minds desiring the return of the order of the Capo, this failed to materialize, then an invasion, overthrow and the installation of like minds and the return to the glory days of the Capo, that also failed to materialize. The next step was to arm, train and mobilize their Gangland instruments in Zulia and especially in Caracas as in Cota 905 and to have the drug traffickers of the extinct FARC open a front against Maduro in Apure state where they were mining Venezuelan territory, excising Venezuelan territory from state control and engaging in armed conflict with the armed forces of the state. Capo gangland in Zulia, Caracas and the front in Apure state has melted away as the previous fronts in Tachira and Barinas states. Why then did Santrich open a front in Zulia state in the heart of the Order, the Rule when he was part of the FARC leadership who passed their Colombian coca lands to the MTTOs across the bord4r from Zulia when they were demobilizing for peace in Colombia? Whose agenda was he pursuing? All the engagements of the Capo with the Venezuelan state show the operation of a ghost in the machine which ratchets up the striking power of the Venezuelan state which in previous engagements it simply did not have and exerted. This is the ghost in the machine that knows where the enemy is, their next move, their order of battle and their contingency plan in the event of collapse. This is the ghost in the machine that demands decisive action by the Venezuelan state against their beloved Capos as this ghost don’t trust them as the Capo is their child father, their first man. Gangland under assault in Cota 905 flees to Apure state and the authorities know where to be to intercept them in Apure. This same ghost in the machine eliminates the enemy, erasing their human agency in the war much more efficiently than the state forces. This is the MTTOs in action defending their operational hegemony in Venezuela by any means necessary. The Capo made the grave mistake to embrace regime change as a weapon to recover hegemony over Venezuela as they alienated their bitches forcing them to dance with the MTTOs having no choice in the matter as they have problems with the MTTOs business model. Now they have no choice but to dance as the MTTOs don’t mix political agendas with business, an enemy of my enemy is my friend and the Venezuelan state is in no position to go to war with the MTTOs given America’s regime change agenda with Duque and Bolsonaro threatening on two borders. So, every so often in Zulia state you raid a cocaine lab complex that is deserted and seize precursor chemicals and coca base and paste minimal kilo bricks. After the state leaves they go back and rebuild the complex in the same place, the same municipality of Zulia state for the next time around. That is the MTTOs method which the Capos could never replicate as they lack the ideational finesse.
T&T has always been an arm of Venezuelan drug smuggling under the control of the Colombian Capo. It was the Norte Valle business model that created the new Gangland in T&T in the 1990s and the billionaire smugglers of the T&T oligarchy as it was the Capo business model that unleashed Gangland driven by blood lust on T&T in the 21st Century as they fought over supply and who would exercise hegemony over the supply side of the drug market. The Capo business model exercised no order of power on the ground, as the model is driven by desire, ego and catch as catch can where everything and anything goes to satisfy your desire. Chaos is then the operational terrain of the Capo model. In every instance of defeat of the PNM in a general election instability intensifies in the Capo model of the illicit trades in T&T as formerly excluded races, groups and individuals with full support of the Capo makes a bid for power thereby threatening the established hegemonic order. The Capo model is fully supportive of this bid for power as their worldview insists that political activism, connectedness and politicization of drug smugglers is vitally necessary to the sustainability of the illicit enterprise. Under the People’s Partnership government 2010-2015 a local federation made the move to dominate the supply side of the cocaine and ganja markets locally with elements in this federation acting on grand dreams to become international smugglers of Colombian cocaine and heroin within the orbit of the Capo model in the Caribbean. This federation triggered the blood bath that kick started in the 4th quarter of 2013 and accelerated exponentially into a gun violence murder spree never experienced before in T&T history until 2019. This blood bath was driven by the Ganja wars as supply was deliberately suppressed in the face of escalating demand to raise prices and exert monopoly control over the supply side of the market. The wanna be cocaine and heroin international smugglers were now seeking to supply markets that were under the control of the MTTOs but the grave mistake the federation made in their bid for power was the elimination of operatives of the affiliates of the MTTOs in T&T in the wars that erupted. These eliminations targeted not only T&T operatives but operatives of Caribbean gangland affiliated to the MTTOs. The MTTOs moved on this T&T federation simultaneously with their move on the Capo in Venezuela which was expressed in T&T with the elimination of the street leaders, the ground smugglers of the federation who were all T&T functionaries of the Capo. The members of the federation in the shadows simply melted away as they got the potent messages sent. With this operation underway the MTTOs through their affiliates in T&T both local and regional consolidated organization of affiliates into the business model of the MTTOs and on June 30, 2020 the hegemony of the order of the MTTOs was publicly expressed in T&T. The ganja wars ended, slumber came to gangland, the federation was history and so was the order of the Capo in T&T. The displaced Capo has responded always to the rise of the new Order in a bid to preempt its drive to hegemony and with hegemony exerted the response has escalated with an intent to destabilize the social order of T&T. First there were attempts to reignite the Gangland blood letting with the murder of Gangland members connected to affiliates of the MTTOs from June 2020 onwards for which they paid a heavy price. The next stage was to target leaders who presented themselves in public, again there was failure and they paid a price and those who broke the Rule by responding in the old discontinued manner were disciplined. This string of failures to destabilize Gangland raised the stakes which resulted in the attempt to smuggle arms, ammunition and explosives, detonator cord and plastique, into the prison system to effect a prison break to constitute the militia of the Capo in T&T. This strategic intent was indicated by the arms, ammunition and materiel seizure smuggled into T&T from America. These two attempts potently illustrate the intent of the Capo to replicate the Venezuelan model in T&T. In both instances the dimes were dropped by the Ghost in the machine which triggered a backlash seen in the frantic search for the informers and a murder spree. The two interdicted operations bore all the hallmarks of Capo operations in a crazed bid to recapture what is lost.
It is simply no coincidence that Venezuelan migration to the Caribbean island chain followed the order of the Capo migrating to two specific destinations as their destinations of choice: the Dominican Republic (DR) and Trinidad and Tobago. In both cases they migrated and settled in these two states seeking employment by the business model of the Capo as they were so employed for years in Venezuela. They migrated seeking opportunity as the new Order of the MTTOs in Venezuela had displaced them for the disciplined, acutely horizontally integrated Order and its Rule rendered them un-employable. In T&T the Order simultaneously dealt with this Venezuelan migrant contingent in support of the Capo with strategic surgical strikes which broke its back. The hegemonic order has now changed the landscape of T&T Gangland and of the illicit trades in T&T as the illicit trades are expanding through the necessary investment to turn T&T into the premier export point of the southern island chain necessary to the strategy of growing premier export points along the northern rim of South America to complement Brazil as the apex export point of this area. What is being focused on by the Capo is driven by their willingness to destabilize a state in an attempt to challenge the hegemony of the Order and the Rule. The intention to outfit a militia and the attempt to effect a jail break from the maximum security prison are straight out of the playbook of the Capo put into action in the DR.
The assassination of the President of Haiti must be scrutinized in light of this tendency.
The 2021 assassination of President Moise of Haiti was a product of the playbook the Capo used to get rid of President Aristide in 2004 but the reality of Haiti has changed dramatically since 2004 which forced the Capo to import his militia. In 2004 exerting the hegemony the Capo exercised over Haiti then, a Haitian militia was purchased assembled and trained in the DR from where this militia invaded Haiti. On reaching the outskirts of Port Au Prince the hit team in Port Au prince moved into action forcing Aristide to flee Haiti for his life. Aristide was removed for extraditing two Colombians to America from Haiti one of whom was the blood relative of the Capo. There are no longer extraditions of such nature from Haiti and the DEA has fingers pointed at it for systematic corruption in Haiti. Word in the Order is that Moise had a long working relationship with the Capo which predated his entry into Haitian politics as America’s lap dog. The reality that remains unspoken is the hegemony of the Order, the Rule in Haiti since 2004 where in conjunction with Haitian transnational crime along with other arms of Caribbean transnational crime and European transnational crime, the MTTOs now exert hegemony over the illicit trades of Haiti, where Haiti and the DR are now a continuous seamless platform for/of the illicit trades. When the core group made Moise president the Capo then had great expectations but soon learnt that Moise could not deliver as the pressure built on the ground with the turning of the screws. In typical Capo problem solving methodology they chose political destabilization to settle a family squabble where the hit team was masked by the parade of the Colombian irregulars hired just to take the fall. The Capo then sent a message to the politicians of Haiti which side to take in the war they already lost. A futile message as power in Haiti is now on the streets as it was under Moise from his inauguration to his death as he reverted to Papa Doc methods in a brand new Haiti where the Order, the Rule outguns the PNH. Moise’s political militia specialized in slaughtering the defenseless sufferers in the slums taking great pain to evade the Order, the Rule, the old Haiti is dead, so is Moise and the Capo they all served as bitches is now retrenched. Whilst the core group can only see the old Haiti. Pax Mexicana !
In St Lucia the focus is on Gangland and gun violence as crime and violence in St Lucia is acutely politicized, which is an ongoing attempt to mystify reality on the ground to mask the complicity of the decent and respectable people, their involvement in and sale of impunity to the Colombian Capos of Bandas Criminales. The fact that the son of a Capo walked out of Bordelais Correctional Facility taking his entourage with him was a message to all and sundry on the impunity they wield in St Lucia. What has to be understood is the Colombian business model created by the Valle Norte organization which allowed citizens of St Lucia to purchase a load of kilo bricks and then pay Colombian smugglers to move it to Europe where the owner sold it to European cocaine brokers. These loads were moved via St Lucia and the rest of the Caribbean. These smugglers are shakers and movers in St Lucia, decent, respectable and outstanding citizens whilst their Colombian business model spawned a form of gangland noted for endemic violence as there was no Order, no discipline driven by a war for supply and dominance. The Mexican Transnational Trafficking Organizations (MTTOs), not no CARTELS as this is a white mystification of reality as the Medellin Federation and the Cali Organization were both under the Rule of the MTTOs with Mexicans on their Board, moved into the Caribbean took control as they have their own supply in Colombia and they control entry to the European market. They don’t sell their product to persons outside of their organization and their affiliates and the globalized organization includes European transnational organized crime that controls entry to Europe. The smugglers of St Lucia are then faced with a grave problem of supply and more importantly of entry to the favored European market. The MTTOs faced with an adversary noted for indiscipline and individual interest before organizational interest, they simply apply the rapacious strategy of informing on the whereabouts of their enemies’ shipments at the ports of entry and outside the ports of entry in Europe. This is the extent of this grave crisis that has has now enveloped the decent and respectable drug smugglers of St Lucia and drives the violence in Gangland. The MTTOs don’t need the services of these drug smugglers of St Lucia, they are of no strategic importance to the MTTOs, they are now dinosaurs as a failed order is replaced by the most potent order ever erected in the history of smuggling in the world. The change is now apparent in the emergence of the new Gangland in St Lucia where the Gangland affiliates of the MTTOs will grow rich and powerful through smuggling within this globalized transnational organized crime networks. The threat posed is organically different and unique in the history of drug smuggling in the Caribbean and the politicians are now faced with a new reality as this threat is simply not interested in purchasing impunity, as state capture is much more sustainable in the long run.
In 2019 the St Lucia murder rate per 100,000 persons was 26.80 and in 2020 it accelerated to 30.49 which indicated that realities of the illicit trades continued impacting St Lucia’s illicit trade and its gangland deeply destabilizing an old order based on the Colombian model on its way out. From all indications the trend continues in 2021 as the Colombian model crumbles under the pressure of the business model of the MTTOs. The first reality to be appreciated is the fact that the volume of the trades in the Caribbean exploded under the lockdowns of Covid-19 heading to Europe. The volumes of product moving Northwards and then across the Atlantic along the ECTP impacted St Lucia in a specific way as only affiliates of the MTTOs had access to this product. Those outside of this closed circle had to find product from the Colombian paramilitary Capos not affiliated to the MTTOs. The long standing trade between St Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe was also disrupted as the ECTP flowed directly into these French overseas departments with those not affiliated to the MTTOs in these islands squeezed out of MTTOs supply. The issue then is supply between the haves and have nots, the gun violence that follows.triggering tit for tat violence. There are now new overlords of the trade in Martinique and Guadeloupe as transnational organized crime groups affiliated to the MTTOs have moved along the dual flow pipeline between France and its overseas departments to control the trades. Moroccan transnational organised crime affiliated to the MTTOs dominate hashish and small arms smuggled from France and are now dominating the cocaine pipelines to France. They bought influence by trading hashish for cocaine and guns but now they control the cocaine, hashish and gun trades passing product to their structure of affiliates in Caribbean gangland. The old St Lucia dual flow pipeline to Martinique especially is now facing extinction and in its death throes the violence in St Lucia is magnified and is also apparent in Martinique. The violence in gangland St Lucia will continue until such time the MTTOs decide that St Lucia is a strategic asset worthy of intervening and enforcing their order on the trades and gangland as they did in T&T in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. If not then then the reality continues.
The fear expressed in the GAME of the Mexicans is potently illustrated in two guidelines of the US GAME: I prefer to face a jury of 12 rather than be carried by 6 and you have two eyes, two ears and only one mouth. These maxims clearly express the disciplinary order of the GAME enforced by the MTTOs unlike the gross indiscipline, cut up, murder, mayhem and loose lips, informers of the Colombian model. On Wednesday May 19, 2021 the news broke of the death of Jesus Santrich reputed leader of the dissident FARC on the Colombia/Venezuela border. On Thursday 20 May 2021 it was confirmed by FARC that Santrich was killed on 17 May 2021 by a Colombian commando kill squad who knew exactly where he was, at what time and what he was doing. The Colombian kill squad penetrated the area killed him, took his little finger of his left hand as proof and were airlifted out of the kill zone. Another potent example of the long arm of the MTTOs where they give up those who choose to wage war on them by utilizing the political machinery and the state security apparatus. Santrich refused to give up the drug trade for peace, his war was in fact a mask for his bid to become a cocaine player in Colombia with the retreat of the FARC from their coca lands. Santrich then chose to make war on the MTTOs and their Colombian affiliates who took over these coca lands implementing a new coca business model. In this war Santrich made two strategic moves that made him an international threat to the hegemony of the MTTOs: to launch attacks on Venezuela on its border with Colombia which were in fact attacks on MTTOs operations and to form an alliance with fragments of the shattered Sinaloa Federation in an attempt to bypass the MTTOS. Santrich was deluded that his embrace of the regime change agenda in Venezuela and the embrace of the allies of Bandas Criminales in Mexico was enough to purchase impunity for his operation in Colombia. He died deluded and will be carried by 6 with his left hand pinky finger missing. Pax Mexicana !
May 22, 2021 The Venezuelan government has made no statement to date on the death of Santrich who was killed in Zulia state, Venezuela, there is a stony silence from the government. What was Santrich doing in Zulia state, the epicenter of the drug trade in Venezuela and the focus of a heightening campaign by Colombian paramilitaries to destabilize this state which is posing a grave threat to the business model of the MTTOs in Zulia state. Suddenly all official statements on the 8 FANB soldiers held captive by Colombian paramilitaries no longer include identifying the Colombian group as in the past as is with the attacks on the state infrastructure in Zulia state. In Zulia state FARC is involved and the ELN in Apure state which signals the Colombian coalition for regime change driven by the dream of reconstituting El Cartel del Sol under the oligarchy of the blancos as existed under the Punto Fijo agreement politics of Venezuela before Chavez. This is the dream of the blanco Leopoldo Lopez and the mestizo straw man Juan Guaido and their Colombian overlords. The message has then been sent for the agenda intends to break the back of MTTOs hegemony over the cocaine trade to Europe and the USA, over the cocaine trade period with a return to the failed Colombian model. Regime change in Venezuela is then the mask for and the mystification of a move to break the back of MTTOs hegemony over the cocaine trade. The message was then sent also to elements in the Venezuelan government long in bed with the Colombian paramilitaries. La Raza has spoken indicating its rejection of the return to blanco oligarchy and the failed Colombian model.
From the first oil boom of the 1970s the gun trade from the USA went into a boom as demand for hardware in T&T way outstripped supply. This 1970s boom sucked in a plethora of small hustlers who flew to New York, Miami etc purchasing hardware, hid it in a variety of goods as dryers, washing machines, speaker enclosures etc etc to get it past Customs T&T. Miami was the boom town for supply and it remains the main exporter of illicit guns to the Caribbean and Latin America given its lax gun laws. New York’s rigid gun laws has always spawned a market where demand runs down supply seen in the high illicit gun prices. The Saturday night special was then invented where you drive to Georgia buy the product legally and smuggle it into New York. To be a viable gun exporter in New York you must have supply flowing into New York to you which you then export to T&T. You have then to be connected, a part of organized crime even transnational organized crime. Saturday night specials and waiting for supply to purchase on New York’s illicit gun market to then export to T&T means you are a small operator expendable, cannon fodder in the GAME. In Florida it is an entirely different reality, you have the agents , the gun shows, an entirely legal structure that allows legal purchases but the problem is legal exports. You then export illegally which puts you on the radar of the ATFE but the ATFE is not noted for its leading edge structure necessary to dance with the volume of illicit exports. From the 1970s the demand was for handguns and ammunition which allowed competition from the Latin American gun boats who then introduced a stable supply of AK-47s, hand grenades, RPGs, bullet proof vests etc. in the late 20th Century and especially during the early 21st Century an arms war hit T&T gangland as AR-15s from the USA changed the balance of firepower in gangland constituting a feeding frenzy for the AR-15. This frenzy re-awakened interest in the US gun supply given the abundance of this weapon in the US, the cost of acquisition and the fact that the supply from Colombia was not competitively priced. The demand for the AR-15 resulted then in composite shipments of AR-15s, handguns, ammunition, parts for guns, etc flooding into T&T. These shipments are for gangland and the illicit gun market where persons are supposedly buying multiple firearms and assault rifles for personal protection. The supply side of the gun market given this product preference has now directed gun smugglers to Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. The MTTOs remain way ahead of the competition in the acquisition and utilization of small arms in its business model and it is this business model that kick started the arms race in T&T. The MTTOs purchase semi-finished parts of the AR-15 in the US export these parts and finish them in machine shops, where the completed AR-15 is assembled which is a clean gun, it has no serial number, no legal registration, it can only be marked by its ballistic signature and there are counter measures for that. The importation of gun parts and its final assembly into guns in the US Virgin Islands for sale on the illicit market has been interdicted.