Reuters reports that Rafael Cedeno “a leader of “The Family” cartel based in the western state of Michoacan” in Mexico, has revealed to police that his Mexican gang is providing “courses they considered to be for personal improvement, values, ethical and moral principles of the criminal gang”, according to the Mexican authorities.
The aim, apparently, is “for the subordinates to avoid drugs, hard drinking and maintain family unity”.
Worthy aims, even if it is putting the cart several miles ahead of the horse!
The excellent US television series “The Wire”, revealed for years the professionalism of the Baltimore drug dealing gangs. Looks like the Mexicans want to take things even further.
In light of this, does ANY company now have an excuse NOT to do ethics training?
Smart campaigners ought to have a field day with this one!
Now there would be a dilemma for a consultancy approached on the sly…And makes one wonder who has been doing the training for the gangs!
Anyone interested in a fascinating recent history of the global mafia should buy this excellent book, “McMafia”.