New Mexico’s location to Mexico means there’s often some sort of dead body out on the mesa related to drug trafficking.
Danny Baca was apparently supposed to take about $7000 worth of drugs to a drug cartel contact in El Paso. Instead he decided to come to Albuquerque. A mistake since they found his body, which had been burnt and shot, out on the mesa.
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says Baca was killed over a relatively small amount of money–but the drug cartels aren’t know for cutting people breaks.
You would think anyone getting into the drug business would know this.