Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the civilization, manufactures, distributions and sales of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws (UNODC intro). This has become a growing problem in the world today; most people think it is a fast and easy way to make money, but not paying attention to the consequences that come along with the situation. Money serves as a major factor in the war on drugs. The money that results from drug trafficking seems a primary reason why controlling illegal drugs, or banning them in that case, poses as a difficult task. There are many risks when it comes to dealing drugs, no matter what kind of drug you are selling you are liable to end up in jail right along with the murders, and the rapist (Jake, 2006).
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.
Drug Trafficking in the United States Rhonda Stafford English 122 Lisa Clark October 09, 2011 The Disturbing Cartel Organization One of the most horrifying, violent, bloody events taking place in the world today is drug trafficking and the ruthless cartels, (a cartel is an alliance of business companies formed to control production, competition, and prices) that are behind this illegal business. Many of the drug cartels are related and have been in existence for many generations. The authorities are making every effort in an attempt to stop this disturbing distribution of drugs, although the drug cartels are ferociously and aggressively fighting back. This is making the progress to stop drug trafficking into the United States
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
According to the New York Times “Tucson is hardly alone in feeling the impact of Mexico’s drug cartels and their trade. In the past few years, the cartels and other drug trafficking organizations have extended their reach across the United States and into Canada. Law enforcement authorities say they believe traffickers distributing the cartels’ marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs are responsible for a rash of shootings in Vancouver, British Columbia, kidnappings in Phoenix, brutal assaults in Birmingham, Ala., and much more.” (Archibold, 2009). Since President, Felipe Calderon took office and declared war on all Mexican cartels, in seems as if the cartels are becoming more violent. According to Colin Gray, “there have been well over an estimated 13,600 drug-related killings in the country.
In the article it reports on the growing violence of drug gangs that are menacing the U.S. - Mexico border. Details of the violent acts of Heriberto Lazcano, how the Mexican government's efforts to stop such activity have failed, people employed by the largest drug cartels, incidents of murder and kidnappings, and the reaction of the president of Mexico Vincente Fox (TIME Magazine). Choosing this source was not hard; TIME has a reputation of reliable information; to withhold this reputation TIME Magazine does not put stories and headlines to spread gossip, rather use their magazine and writers to inform the nation of big events happening near or far away. There is no question that TIME Magazine is one of the most reliable and consistent magazines to read, for the magazines work to distribute story worthy new about past, present and future problems, in a serious and direct manor. The usability of the source for a college level course is the best bet to get information accurately, stray away from gossip and focus on the real issues at
Speakeasies were establishments that illegally sold alcohol. This secret of speakeasies made people a lot of money and they became known as bootleggers. Many crime figures began to emerge at this time such as Al Capone and George Anastasia. With organized crime now in the New York area, things started to get chaotic as more gangs and mafias emerged. Many of these groups engaged in illegal activity such as selling drugs, trafficking, gambling, and even murder.
Known as Federal Firearm Licenses (FFL), is a huge source of crime guns and greatly surpasses the sale of guns stolen from the American citizen. Gun traffickers are interested in FFL’s because that is where the guns are. This is why FFLs are a large source of illegal guns for traffickers who ultimately wind up selling guns in the street. Another large source of guns used in crimes is unlicensed street
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).
We didn't need immigrants to redefine us. The drama going on along the U.S. Mexico border now is very significant. You have young Latin Americans coming to America to change their lives, and native Americans who don't want them and see them as an intrusion. America's drug addiction is part of this. Unhappiness in America has created drug dealers in Latin America who supply us with drugs of every sort to wake up, to sleep, to run faster, to work harder, to have more sex.