Drug Trafficking In Latin America

Money and drugs is a powerful weapon in all parts of the world now in days. Strong organizations such as the Medellin cartel and the cartel of Sinaloa are as powerful enough to control a whole country; just like Pablo Escobar and Joaquin Guzman Loera did. Drug Trafficking deals with importing illegal substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other various illegal drugs. Importing methods have evolved over time, shipment methods go from boat, plane, car, submarines, and underground tunnels. Drug trafficking involves many risk factors along the way, in fact any crime committed does. The movement of these drugs cause many officials to die on the search of the strong notorious leaders in drug trafficking. Latin America partakes …show more content…
He stole tombstones and sold them to smugglers from Panama than soon he escalated to stealing cars. In 1970, was when he entered the path of transporting drugs or perhaps more specifically cocaine. The cocaine he transported to the US was between him and with five or six other illegal entrepreneurs from the Medellin area. It was in this area of Medellin were they formed the forming the Medellin Cartel. Escobar gradually controlled over 80% of the cocaine shipped to the U.S. Fortune and Forbes magazines named him one of the ten richest people on earth. He was notorious for drug tracking, known as a drug lord. Due to drug trafficking of course the officials were trying to catch him and some politicians were against him. Escobar had a motto that said “plata o ploro”, which meant he would either bribe the officials or kill them. During the course of the growth of his infamy, three Colombian presidential candidates died along with, more than 200 judges, dozens of journalists, more than 1,000 police officers, a justice minister and an attorney general. On November 27, 1989, Escobar’s Medellin cartel planted a bomb on Avianca flight 203, killing 110 innocent people all because he was targeting a presidential candidate. Escobar was said to be responsible for all their deaths. Pablo Escobar had many connections to get done what he ordered; drug tracking was alone an illegal crime against him and also all the murders he committed. Once authority caught him it was obvious his sentence would be long

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