“What do you do different?”
“I keep my money in banks. The right banks,” he replied exhaling a cloud of smoke.
“You give the bankers a cut for laundering your cartel’s money.”
“Of course, this is how it has always worked. Haven’t you ever wondered why some cartels in Mexico get a free pass while others have the entire Mexican army deployed against them? Unlike in the US the border is tightly controlled on the Mexican side to protect the corridors. It is much the same for us. If you know you’re place you will be allowed to operate. This is the price of doing business.”
It was a long shot but with the information Deckard had given him and what he had uncovered on his own Adam intended to follow the money.
“What are the right banks?”
“The gringo kind,” Edwardo laughed.