Take Two for August 7, 2013

Feds disrupt Mexican Mafia's plan to merge with drug cartels

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Efrain Isak Rosales is named in a federal indictment accused with having direct links to the "La Familia" drug cartel that was trying to work out a deal with the Mexican Mafia prison gang.

Federal authorities arrested nearly two dozen people associated with the Mexican Mafia and confiscated about 600 pounds of methamphetamine following a three-year investigation.

Investigators say the move disrupted a plan to merge the Mafia with the Mexican drug cartel known as La Familia Michoacana. Here to tell us more about these groups is Sylvia Longmire, author of "Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars."

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