They were like gangs but instead of being about power and crime they were al about drugs and money. One of the largest drug cartels is the Mexican drug cartel. The Mexican drug cartel is known for being murderous, dangerous, and remarkably effective at smuggling large quantites of illegal drugs into the united states. (Lacey 2009). The Mexican drug cartel is very structured although some don’t think they are a true cartel they are.
These organizations are located all over the world and they help supply the United States with cocaine. The largest and most powerful organization is the Sinaloa Cartel. (CNS News, 2010) This organization is known for its show of force when it comes to controlling drug routes. In 2010, “U.S. Intelligence says Sinaloa Cartel has won battle for Ciudad Juarez drug routes.”(CNS News, 2010) At the end of year 2010, 3,622 homicides were recorded in Ciudad Juarez.
Mexican cartels don’t just hurt Mexico. They hurt the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We need to help Mexico stop the cartels. When the cartels bring drugs to our country, more and more people become addicted. Cartels are the suppliers of drugs to gangs in and out of prison.
Over the past decade, the Columbian based groups have allowed Mexican based trafficking organizations to play an increasing role in the United States cocaine trade. The Columbians use Mexican smugglers to transport cocaine across the south west boarders into the United States. The Puerto-Ricans also play a huge role in trafficking drugs into the United States also. They are greedy and
Drug Trafficking in the United States ENG 122: English Composition II Professor June 18, 2012 Drug trafficking remains the single most important activity for organized criminal groups in the Americas. This includes trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other synthetic drugs. The trafficking and consumption destabilizes nearly every country that forms part of the production and distribution chain. Some of these countries are facing challenges that are, in some ways, bigger those of their prolonged civil wars. Without the resources or knowledge, the governments of these nations are succumbing to powerful mega-structures that are able to subordinate poorly paid civil servants and buy off large portions of the
Sullum states that marijuana originally came to the United States with migrant Mexican workers and later was commonly associated with African American jazz musicians. “Marijuana's association with blacks and Mexicans, which marked it as an exotic drug used by inferior but scary outsiders, proved crucial to its prohibition.” The prohibition largely targeted the people associated with it rather than the drug itself. With racism prevalent during the early stages of prohibition, The majority of violent crimes were claimed to be involved with minority groups and/or marijuana. As prohibition continued marijuana had a surge in popularity as part of the counterculture of the 60’s and 70’s. The herb still remains seen as a symbol of rebellion; further convincing lawmakers that it
Senator released an extensive report on HSBC on investigations of money laundering for Mexican drug cartels and moving cash for international banks with ties to terrorists. The nature of the scandal, HSBC provides money laundering service to Mexican drug cartels in Mexico by allowing them to make illegal transactions, such as deposit large amount of cash without supervise or oversight the transactions; including move money from the Mexican bank units to the U.S. bank units. Also, HSBC cycled money from Iran and Syria through the US branches in violation of the United States sanctions. Per the senate investigative committee, Mexican drug cartels transferred an approximately 7 billion dollar to the U.S. between 2007 and 2008. Since the bank has permitted billions to be laundered, it is now faces penalties of billions of dollars.
Drug Trafficking in the United States Shiann Allshouse ENG122: English Composition II Marsha Beckwith-Howard November 4, 2012 Drug Trafficking in the United States Drug law enforcement agencies face daily challenges in protecting the country's borders from drug traffickers trying to smuggle illegal drugs into the United States. This has been an ongoing problem for many years. Despite the efforts of the law enforcement, the amount of illegal drugs coming into the United States continues to grow. The two most common illegal drugs that drug traffickers try to get pass the border are methamphetamine and crack cocaine. The various ways of transporting the illegal drugs into the United States include concealing
Drug Trafficking in the United States from Mexico Drug trafficking in the United States and Mexico is a huge problem for the United States because it has a negative impact on other areas in society such as crime rates. The government needs to find a solution to better control drug trafficking because it claims lives and destroys families. Research shows Marijuana and Cocaine are the top two most illegally abused drugs in the United States. James Gray (2001) points out: Not only is this drug-money corruption problem of enormous concern in its own right, but additional lawless behavior often is derived from it as well. For example, the entire southern California area was shocked in September 1999 when a former officer of the Rampart Division