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Drug Trafficking in America

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Drug Trafficking
Kevin Ware
ENG 122: English Composition II
Instructor Paul Wiltz
May 7, 2012

Drug trafficking is a huge problem in the United States and has been for many years. Drug trafficking is one of the most profitable illegal businesses in the world. Many people have become extremely wealthy due to the business of illegal drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is one of the most common and profitable organized crime operation in the United States. Over 32% of all inmates in State Prisons in the United States were either under the influence of drugs or in possession of drugs when arrested (that number is above 25% for Federal prison inmates). I also plan to discuss some solutions that I believe will help slow drug trafficking in the United States.
Drug trafficking in the United States is a problem that cannot be stopped. It has been a problem in the country for many years and will continue to be a problem. It all starts with the Southwest Border of the United States. The Southwest border of the United States is the principal arrival zone for most of the illicit drugs smuggled into the United States, as well as the predominant staging area for the drugs’ subsequent distribution throughout the country. According to El Paso Intelligence Center drug seizure data, most of the cocaine, foreign-source marijuana and methamphetamine, and Mexican-source heroin available in the United States is smuggled into the country across the southwest border. The southwest border is particularly vulnerable to drug smuggling because of the enormous volume of people and goods legitimately crossing the border between the two countries every day. Moreover, large sections of the nearly 2,000-mile land border between Mexico and the United States are both vast and remote, and this provides additional smuggling opportunities for Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations. Once at the border, Mexican traffickers use every method imaginable to smuggle drugs into this country including...


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