A Look Inside Mexico’s Expanding Museum Of Drugs


Mexico’s 24-year-old Museum of Drugs is housed in spacious suites at the country’s version of the Pentagon, but its curators say they are running out of room for all the contraband they would like to showcase, the Washington Post reports. The legacy of President Felipe Calderón will be his confrontation with the drug mafias. Last weel, cartel assassins in the state of Sinaloa peeled the face off their victim and sewed the skin onto a soccer ball.

The museum is open to Mexican officials, visiting diplomats and graduating army cadets, who tour the exhibits to learn about their only real enemy, the drug cartels. Occasionally the brass lets a journalist have a look, but the greater public is not permitted. Army Capt. Claudio Montane, the curator, says, “The idea is to show the history of drugs, the various methods of the narcos, our operations and interceptions against them, as well as their mode of life, the social phenomenon of this narco-culture.”

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