Drug Use For Minors And The United States Essay

1435 Words Apr 9th, 2015 6 Pages
The genesis of all drug cartels in Mexico trace to a Mexican Judicial Federal Police agent Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo also known as "The Godfather". He was the founder of the “Guadalajara Cartel”, which controlled all illegal drug trade in and around Mexico’s border in 1980. Since 2006, the Mexican military have intervened with a goal of stopping all drug-related violence consisting inside Mexico’s borders, leaving drug trafficking a problem to the United States. The ongoing fight against drug cartels has been hampered by rampant corruption among local and federal police and politicians, some of whom have actively worked with cartels for their own benefit.₁ Recently, Mexico’s continuation of drug trafficking to the United States has been increasing drug use for minors and has caused more violence. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illegal drug in the past 30 days.₂ As the United States of America is the world 's largest consumer of cocaine, as well as of other illegal drugs,their demand is what motivates the drug business, and the main goal of Mexican Drug Cartels is to introduce narcotics into the US.₃ It has been estimated by analysts that anywhere from $13.6 billion to $49.4 billion is being earned by Mexico’s drug trade annually.

One of the biggest problems for Mexico has been its ineffective education system, which has roots dating back to as early as the beginning of the…

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