Ricardo Salinas, the second richest man in Mexico, told CNBC Monday the sale of illicit drugs should be legalized.
“We should stop prohibition,” said Salinas, chair and CEO of Azteca TV, when questioned about the drug trade that is causing violence and gang-related deaths in Mexico.
“In America, they did it [Prohibition] very well. They had Prohibition, found out it didn’t work,” he said.
Salinas did not specify which illegal drugs he believes should be made legal.