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Story Publication logo July 4, 2010

Part Two of "Blood Trade: Memphis and the Mexican Drug War"

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A hardened criminal from the streets of Memphis. One of the biggest drug cartels in Mexico. The...

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Blood Trade

This is the story of Craig Petties, who authorities say lived in Mexico for years and played a crucial role as wholesaler for the Beltran Leyva cartel, shipping tons of cocaine and marijuana to Tennessee and other states. Petties even used cell phones to arrange assassinations of rivals in Memphis, according to an indictment.

This is the second part of a two-part series.

Explore the full multimedia presentation at The Commercial Appeal.


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