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    Mexico's youth being lured into drug trade - 29 Mar 09

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    Al Jazeera English

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    No one knows how many young people are joining the drug traffickers, but it is luring many.

    The illegal business is worth an estimated $80 billion dollars a year.

    According to a US State Department official, thats drawn an estimated 150 thousand Mexicans to the illegal drug trade and fueled the violence.

    For them, the answer is simple: the government must remove the economic incentive for trafficking drugs by legalising them.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico.