According to Colin Gray, “there have been well over an estimated 13,600 drug-related killings in the country. The killings are tied to Mexican drug cartels, which supply vast amounts of marijuana, methamphetamines, and cocaine primarily to U.S. markets. The deaths are only becoming more prevalent. The New York Times reports that “in 2008, there were more than 6,200 drug-related murders, more than double the figure from the year before….” There has been significant spillover into the U.S. as well, including the kidnapping of more than 60 Americans in the border town of Nuevo
This is an astounding 0.3 percent of the national population. (NIDA, 2008). Of the 259,000 who used methamphetamine for the first time in 2006, the mean age at first use was 22.2 years, which is up considerably from the mean age of 18.6 in 2005. From 2005 to 2006, lifetime methamphetamine abuse increased among those 26 and older, particularly among those 26-34 years of age. (NIDA, 2008).
Drug Trafficking In the United States Jarrett A. Miles ENG 122: Writing College Research Papers Instructor: Cortney Philip November 26, 2012 Drug trafficking in the United States While television now has documentaries on how the major drug traffickers imported drugs into the U.S., drug trafficking in the United States will always be a problem as long as there are drug addicts and demands for drugs. The supplier will find a way to get the drugs to the dealer and addict because it is one of the quickest ways to make a large amount of tax free cash. The borders in certain areas of the U.S. are not secured by hard borders so it makes it harder for border patrol to secure the borders of the United States. Why does the United States have
The drug control budget in the United States has increased from $9.7 billion in 1990 to $17.7 billion in 2000. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) increased their number of agents from 3191 in 1990 to 4561 in the year 2000. In spite of these increases, the number of drug users increased from 5.8% of the population in 1992 to 6.7% of the population in 1998. In 1999, an estimated 14.8 million Americans were currently users of illegal drugs. Drug use in America has steadily risen despite the increases in law enforcement efforts, budgets, and staffing.
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).
(Barbour, 2011, p.56) With the number of admitted users in the U.S. today, and the current state of the U.S. economy, millions of Americans agree. The U.S. incarcerates, houses, and feeds thousands of illegal immigrants, caught trafficking marijuana, mostly from Mexico, each year at the U.S, taxpayer's expense. Yes, U.S.
Drug Trafficking in the United States Sharika Stewart English 112: English Composition II Prof. Kari Lomanno December 10, 2012 Drug trafficking in the United States is an invisible war that has been going on for over a century. Throughout those years we have seen limited progress on controlling our national borders, while drugs are still making their way into the United States. Drug trafficking is the most serious organized crime problem in the world today and choosing this topic is more of a personal reason because of all the unanswered questions. With that being said, the problem of drugs will affect all the countries in one way or another. Four presidents, Ronald Regan being the most aggressive, waged a war on drugs.
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.
Drug Trafficking in the United States Tameka Zackery ENG.122 Instructor: Vanessa Martin December 6, 2011 Drug trafficking in the United States is a problem that is always in the media. Whenever someone turns the television on to watch the six o’clock news one of the nightly features will be about drugs. It was thought to be a problem that only big cities had but it is worldwide. Drugs are destroying families, robbing people of successful lives, and causing the crime rate to soar. Abby the Ectasy dealer stated (All I’ve ever done is sell to people who wanted to buy.
In the last decade illegal drug use in the United States has reached its highest level, according to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Addicts include single parents, white collar workers and now adolescents starting at the age of 12. The new generations are gaining access to meth, ecstasy, marijuana, and even prescription drugs. “Prohibition creates violence because it drives the drug market underground…..[V]iolence results from policies that create black market, not from the characteristics of the good or activity in question”(Miron p. 1). Legalizing drugs in the U.S may stop the violence, drug trafficking and even give the government more control, but we will be putting today’s youth in a compromising position.