6 animals beloved by crazy drug lords
Thu, Aug 23 2012 at 5:50 PM
Federal drug enforcement agencies have been kept busy in recent decades as the drug war exploded in countries like Mexico. Large parts of the country are effectively in the control of drug barons, giving them the confidence to build grand and large. A private zoo plays to the vanity of your typical high level drug dealer — what better way to show your dominance than by having cages full of lions, jaguars and tigers out in the backyard? A tiger is infinitely more impressive than a gold-plated nine mm handgun.
When police and federal agents do take down the homes and facilities of drug lords they stand a decent chance of running across private zoo facilities. We've done a survey of news reports and compiled the following list of animals that your average crazy drug lord would love.