Women Break Through Glass Ceiling in Drug Cartels

You’ve come a long way baby:

Challenging the stereotype of macho Mexico, women are moving into positions of power in male-dominated drug cartels but in the process suffering gruesome deaths in turf wars among traffickers. Corrupt female police officers have proved adept at recruiting teams of attractive, well-dressed women to smuggle drugs past border guards in the face of increased security, winning the respect of cartel leaders. Women are unlikely to be searched during drug raids because Mexican police and army units rarely include a female team member, police say.