I just went down to my farmacia on Revolution in downtown Tijuana to get some burn cream and was met by at least 100 federales in full riot gear. They had closed Third Avenue down and were raiding farmacias, making sure they had their papers in order. My guy, of course, was in the middle of being investigated, so needless to say, I didn’t get the burn cream. Instead, I got suspicious looks from the young officers who undoubtedly thought I was there to buy Ritalin or Vicodin.
Gringos still come down to Tijuana en mass to buy illegal drugs. The number one seller? My drug man says Viagra is still coming in at a strong first. He says college kids looking for Ritalin (the perfect study drug) are his No. 2 customers.
UPDATE: Here’s a piece by fellow Tijuana-living journalist Sandra Dibble, which came out a day after this little post.