'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.