Narco-Cults: Understanding the Use of Afro-Caribbean and Mexican Religious Cultures in the Drug Wars
In drug trafficking organizations, rituals of indigenous spiritual traditions are often used as a means of protection from rivals and from law enforcement authorities. This volume looks at the growing phenomenon of narco cults, providing investigative agencies with a means of identifying symbols, rituals, artifacts, and customs documented among various drug trafficking organizations. The book features illustrations taken from ethnographic fieldwork among religious communities and detailed descriptions of rituals and customs. The book is a practical guide for law enforcement and forensic professionals in properly identifying tools and shrines discovered in the course of investigations.