Drug Trafficking Report

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Drug trafficking is a worldwide issue that needs to be controlled. To fully understand what drug trafficking, one must know what it consists of. In the dictionary, drug trafficking is defined as a global illicit trade “black market” involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. Only under license, are you able to trade any types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws? The global drug trade is estimated by the UN report to $321.6 billion in 2003. The illegal drug trade has been estimated to nearly 1% of total global trade with a world gross domestic product of $36 trillion. Since the black market can provide a secretive source of money, drug trading has been used for a long time by organizations like the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency.) These organizations would use this source of money to fund operations and proxy wars, a war resulting when opposing powers use third parties as substitutes for fighting each other directly. This statement is really interesting and lets us think about what is really happening with our government, and how corrupt it is. Although the drug trade has severe penalties in some countries like flogging (the act of beating the human body with special weapons like whips or lashes), long periods of incarceration (imprisonment), and the death penalty, people still take the risk to smuggle drugs. Drug trafficking is regarded worldwide as the most serious of drug offenses. The illegal drug trade is thought to be directly linked to violent crimes. For example, Honduras has an estimated of 79% of cocaine smuggling to the United States and has the highest murder rate in the world. It’s frightening to know that it is the most dang... ... middle of paper ... ...ecreases the supply and creates a temporary shortage. This does reduce the quantity of illicit drugs bought and sold The Mexican president, Felipe Calderon, says the ending of the consumption and trafficking of illegal drugs is “impossible.” "If they want to take all the drugs they want, as far as I’m concerned let them take them. I don’t agree with it but it’s their decision, as consumers and as a society. What I do not accept is that they continue passing their money to the hands of killers." Mexico’s president has declared war on the gangsters but the result just appeared to be more of the killings. More than 7000 people were killed in drug-related violence in Mexico in 2009 and 2010. The man who runs Mexico’s most powerful drugs cartel, Chapo Guzman, still achieves to get away from the officials. That just goes to show how difficult it is to capture drug lord.
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