New industries always create opportunities for the enterprising to make a buck by providing a service the industry doesn’t want to do itself: catering, janitorial, computer service, whatever. If there’s a niche to fill, the plucky capitalist is ready to go.
Even when that service involves disposing of the bodies of the drug cartels’ victims:
Investigators have unearthed human bones and teeth from pits used by a man known as the “Stew-maker,” who confessed to dissolving 300 bodies of drug cartel victims, prosecutors said Friday.Miguel Angel Guerrero, head of the Baja California state prosecutors’ office on disappearances, said about 30 bone fragments and 15 tooth fragments were dug up Monday at a ranch in eastern Tijuana that was once occupied by Santiago “El Pozolero” Meza Lopez.
Pozole is a form of hominy stew, made with corn processed with caustic soda. Meza purportedly used a similar process to dissolve his victims.
See? Even in Mexico, the small businessman just can’t get a break.