Water is going to become the new oil. And the new cocaine. This story is just the beginning. The Sinaloa Cartel Is Controlling Water in Drought-Stricken Mexico. “During what Mexican authorities called the worst drought in the country’s history last year, thousands of local farmers—many of them Indigenous Raramuri people—lost their crops. But the Sinaloa Cartel saw a new business opportunity: the control and distribution of water.” This is one drug no one needs to push.