Globalization: Drug Lords and Gangs

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Globalization is “an elimination of barriers to trade, communication, and cultural exchange. The theory behind globalization is that worldwide openness will promote the inherent wealth of all nations” (Jones, What Is Globalization). However with this new advantage, people everywhere attempt to gain more wealth, which links to disobeying the law. Crime and corruption, branches of greed have hit an all time high due to globalisation. Drug lords and gangs can now dispense drugs through out the world. They also control human trafficking, they can do this by being able to fly anywhere around the world with the help of new technology. Human trafficking is becoming easier; more businesses all over the world are in dire need of either workers or slaves, which drives costs down. Globalization caused new technology to form which drug lords use to transfer, and wire money anywhere in the world. Due to these new aspirations of globalization there is an increase in power. Gangs and drug lords with this new power operate on a global level. The government cannot control them; some gangs can even control certain outcomes in different countries. This high concentration of global threats created organizations from all over the world that have banded together to hold up authority and protect their citizens. The main focus on this paper is the effects of globalization on crime specifically on drug lords and criminals, but also by examining how these criminals (drug lords and gangs) make money by, illicit drug trafficking, human trafficking, and money laundering. This paper will also explain the global communities response on crime. Drug lords have learned to take advantage of the new global transportation of drugs."The world of crime, including drugs, is borderless and drug traffickers enjoy a degree of flexibility in carrying on their illicit trade despite governments putting in
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