Are you questioning if it’s in Seattle? If so the answer is yes. The answer is everywhere like kolorado land, Oklahoma especially horse ranches. You see rather than wash money sometimes they use expensive items like say a million dollar horse or land or a factory etc.
The abilities of Cartels should not only be feared but revered and copied by those in preparedness. They have mastered comms especially in HAM, sneaky repeaters, multiple radios rather than channel hopping, movement and command, ambushes, homemade vehicle armor etc.
I’ve posted several things before on armor and caltrops etc from them. There isn’t a single midsize or smaller police force even with all the scary militarized gear Tolik fears so much, that can match or deal with these guys and that’s before they bribe, threaten and coerce.