'Let the Drugs Flow' to the US From Mexico: Salinas

Ricardo Salinas, Mexico’s second-richest man, told CNBC Friday that drugs should be allowed to flow more freely from Mexico to the U.S. to help stem drug violence.

Salinas said the government should “crack down on violent crime and let the distribution drugs flow to where they’re needed in this big market in America.”

While that sounds bad, he said, that is the reality of the drug trade today.

“As long as long as the huge demand in the States exists, it will be supplied from Mexico or another country,” Salinas said.

— By CNBC.com's Justin Menza.

Contact U.S. News


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.
    › Learn More

Don't Miss

U.S. Video

  • This video is 90 seconds of cyber attacks happening around the globe, courtesy of Norse Norse is a technology company that bills itself as the "global leader in live attack intelligence." The company offers continuously "updated and unique Internet and darknet intel that helps organizations detect and block attacks that other systems miss."

  • Is this breakout story on your radar? Mad Money host Jim Cramer is about to put it there.

  • Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment co-founder, discusses the huge divergence between the S&P 500 and the energy sector.