Lets see what that 5,000 a year would be in terms of the US population. Guatemala has a population of 13,276,517 according to the wiki.The US population is 312,468,000 according to the wiki. So 312,468,000 divided by 13,276,517 times 5,000 is 117,677 deaths a year. That is a very intense Drug War.

H/T Drug Policy Forum of Texas