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.
He continues, when Mexican authorities arrested the Nuevo Laredo smuggling conduit. Furthermore, he cites the high incidence of drug related murders in New York City of 1988. He suggests that ratcheting up law enforcement is counterproductive and markets, without exception, the black market, are self-correcting. He claims that the unsatisfied demand for illicit drugs will drive up the price then entice new dealers to the trade. And continues to close his argument with the beseech to be wary if when a mature market’s status quo is
The power of this organized crime group is legendary and the impact on American life tragic. Learning their history enables present governments to learn effective means of combating the success of future cartel organizations. History The history of the Juarez Cartel can be traced back as far as early as the 1980’s (LaFranchi, 1999). Cocaine use and demand had peaked and suddenly, the Columbian Cartels found themselves in the middle of a major crackdown from U.S. and Mexican authorities (LaFranchi, 1999). Amado Carrillo Fuentes took advantage of the Columbian trade’s inability to move narcotics as freely as they were once able and began amassing his own empire.
Eric Schlosser’s Reefer Madness is more than the title reads. The three essays Schlosser has complied explore facets of the U.S. underground economy, or better known as the black market. The first chapter of the book discusses marijuana and the harsh laws of our government, past and present. It goes into great detail of Mark Young’s case which leaves you to realize how strict our government’s drug policies actually are. Schlosser then goes into discussing the callous illegal immigrant labor that takes place in strawberry fields of California.
Pablo Escobar is often described as "the world's greatest outlaw." He was the leader of the Medellin Cartel, "an organized group of drug suppliers and smugglers who originated in the city of Medellin, Columbia." (March 28, 2011. ) The Cartel worked mainly in parts of Latin America, the United States as well as Canada, and parts of Europe as well. According to Cristin O: "the Medellin Cartel is said to have controlled roughly eighty percent of the shipments that entered into the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic with shipments brought mostly from Peru and Bolivia, as Colombian coca was initially of substandard quality.
Mexico has become one of the world's largest stages for gang related violent outbursts in the recent years. Gardner relates this directly to the high presence of the drug cartels and the huge drug trade originating from Mexico. He claims that government is wrong because the only solution any political group has drawn has been to increase law enforcement. Gardner argues that to eliminate the drug trade we cannot simply boost law enforcement, but we must look at it from a non-political standpoint, he suggests an economic perspective. From an economic perspective there appears to be no guaranteed way to dismantle the drug trade, it is a market within itself and therefore runs on boom and bust cycles.
One type of crime that is steadily increasing is drug offenses. There are numerous types of illegal drugs and these drugs are more potent and more dangerous than ever. Those people that distribute drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and barbiturates are the worst kind of criminal and whatever punishment is given definitely fits the crime. In this paper I will discuss the mandatory sentencing laws and whether these laws are biased towards blacks, particularly the black male. Drug crimes have increased dramatically and throughout the years and the government took the initiative to address the drug crisis.
[pic] The definition used for this thesis of a drug cartel is a structured group, which exists for an extended phase of time. A drug cartel is large in number of members, covers a large amount of territory, and has extensive connections with foreign and native criminal groups. The group uses violence and fraud to continue its criminal activity, and its main source of profit is from drug trafficking. A drug cartel differs from a drug trafficking organization, because it is an amalgamation of independent organizations that agree to work together under the direction of specific leaders and a main boss. A drug trafficking organization can be considered the single unit
Jon Roberts who flooded Miami with $2 billion worth of cocaine in the '80s,was one of the drug trafficker and government informant who operated in the Miami area and was an associate of Medellín Cartel during the growth phase in cocaine trafficking. Soon after he hooked up with Medellin Cartel he began using his own method to ship cocaine into the United States. He began orchestrating plane shipments of hundreds of kilos of cocaine a week. He was associated with Mickey Munday who is the last Cocaine Cowboys left alive. He was also involved in the cocaine business during that time.
A current trend in Nigeria is the rising rate of Kidnapping in the Country. Kidnapping can be defined as the taking away of a person against the person's will usually for a ransom or in futherance of another crime. The roots of the recent spate of kidnapping in Nigeria can be traced to the armed struggle by the Niger Delta Militants which started in **** . The Niger Delta Militants who claimed to fight against the injustice of Oil companies and Government towards the Niger Delta People, used Kidnapping of Oil workers, especialy foreigners as a means to scare away the oil companies as well as funding their struggle through the huge ransoms paid. The armed strugle in the Niger Delta has since been put aside due to the Amnesty programme innitiated by the Federal Government, however the success of the Niger Delta kidnappers did not go unnoticed and has been seen by many unscrupulous elements as a means of getting Rich.