December 15th, 2010
12:36 PM ET

Drug lord with a spiritual bent

New details emerge about a Mexican drug lord believed by some to be "spiritual." He banned his gang from using drugs and alcohol and passed out bibles to the poor.  CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

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  1. GSA

    @Frogist – haha! Dirty Sanchez III, the new breed.

    December 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  2. GSA

    Rule #1: Don't get high off your own supply.
    @JohnQuest – So true, the word politician could have been easily replaced with drug lord and this article still would have made sense. Forget the drugs and killing and such, that moustache is just plain wrong!

    December 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
    • Frogist

      @GSA: Dirty Sanchez?

      December 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @GSA & Frogist

      Again... Weeds season 5 'Esteban.' Good example.


      December 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  3. Frogist

    Of course he passed out bibles and gave them stuff. It's called a pay off. You aren't going to do very well as a drug lord if you don't control the masses. He was their benevolent leader. Their provider and protector as long as they didn't cross him. Then he becomes the law and you get your head chopped off.
    He was still a hypocrite. How do you sell your product and still prevent your people from buying it? You knew it did harm. Sell them the drugs but then pass out a bible and it's ok.
    Let's not forget the irony of him handing out bibles to the poor. Yup, nothing the poor want more than a bible... escept maybe clothes or food or something...
    He wasn't spiritual... He was self-serving.

    December 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
    • Bob

      Wait... Wait... WAIT!

      Are you telling me sir... that... religion is somehow used by powerful people to control the poor?!?


      December 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
    • Peace2All


      "Weeds-Season 5- Esteban. Good example. Politician and drug king-pin.


      December 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  4. JohnQuest

    I guess if politicians can be "spiritual" so can a drug dealer

    December 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
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