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

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.