Back in the day, a guy could make some good bucks being a drug mule. Not necessarily crossing dangerous international borders, but being an in-be-tweener. Carrying the drugs from “the man” across town to one of “the man’s” distributors can be dangerous but also lucrative.
I’m not sure what you would charge to carry, say…six bags of meth from one side of town to the other, but I bet it would be plenty. You run the risk of getting caught and going to prison. You run the risk of getting robbed and even getting shot and killed.
So we agree the job has to be a damn-good paying gig.
And now, just as you’re getting good at your job, the job is eliminated.
Once again technology is stealing good-paying jobs.
I can almost hear the famous words:
Able to Leap Tall Buildings with a Single Bound
Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!
That’s right…already in Tijuana, the drug lords are replacing their couriers with drones. Unfortunately the drones aren’t always as strong as you…not you, but the drug mules.
And they crash to the ground.
Boys, boys, boys…don’t be so greedy. Next time just load 5 bags.