Mexican Border -- Reducing Drug Trafficking Marcello Robinson ENG 122 English Composition II Professor: Jenna Fussell 9 April 2012 US Borders -- Reducing Drug Trafficking Part I: Thesis The illegal drug market in the United States is one of the most profitable in the world. As such, it attracts one of the most ruthless, violent, and sophisticated drug traffickers (Agency, 2004). The violent Mexican drug cartels continue trafficking marijuana into the United States and each cartel earns up to $2 billion annually by pushing their drugs onto America territory. Currently, the U.S. Border Patrol employs over 20,000 federal agents that specifically deal with patrolling the Mexican border (Freedom, 2011). “Marijuana
Drug Trafficking in the United States Drug Trafficking in the United States Every day drug trafficking is becoming more of a problem, especially in the United States. This problem keeps getting bigger because of the demand for drugs in the United States. According to CBS News, “Despite tough anti-drug laws, a new survey shows the U.S. has the highest level of illegal drug use in the world. The World Health Organization's survey of legal and illegal drug use in 17 countries, including the Netherlands and other countries with less stringent drug laws, shows Americans report the highest level of cocaine and marijuana use.” (Warner, 2008). As the demand for drug rises every day, the Mexican cartels keep finding ways to smuggle drugs to the
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Drug Trafficking in the United States: New York America’s use and distribution of illegal narcotics directly contribute to the violence that plagues New York City streets. One would advance that drugs are the ‘underworld economy’ in America. They are being smuggled into the U.S from every direction and all kinds of ways. They are trafficked in and distributed to people of every age, race and social stature. According to a 2010 survey, the estimated populations of Americans that use drugs are 22 million (NSDUH, 2010).
Drug Trafficking in United States: Use of Mules During my preliminary search into drug trafficking in the United States, I was shocked to discovered I am living in a high location involved in drug trafficking. Although Texas is identified for many crimes involving the Mexican cartels, one underline fact is the drug trafficking and the use of “mules”. “Mules,” are the use of human or vehicles to transport narcotics into the United States. According to recent reports by the Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA (2012) “recent interagency intelligence assessment approximately 65 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States crosses the Southwest borders with the aid of “mules”. The main reason I choose this topic is due to a recent involvement of a close friend of the family.
Analytical Framework I chose the article “Justices Say GPS Tracker Violated Privacy Rights,” by Adam Liptak that was published January 23, 2012. This is a case about Antoine Jones. I will now discuss how governmental level, political and structural levels of analytical framework can help clarify the article. The Supreme Court opened a case on Antoine Jones who is a night club owner. He was suspected of being part of the cocaine business.