Why Are Drugs Important

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Drug Importation and Information Drugs have been around for a long time, people have used them in many different ways. In this paper I will be telling you about how drugs will change your life, the history of drugs, and trafficking activity that evolves around drugs. Most people today have tried drugs, just to try them, which is bad. Drugs have been becoming more popular as the years go by. Trafficking is one of the easiest ways to get drugs from country to country. Many Mexican Cartels use trafficking for a way to make money, they pay off the police and most of the time get away with it. A Drug is any substance that can be used for good or it can be abused. Drugs can be used for pharmaceutical needs like treating a disease. Under the president …show more content…
People try drugs every day and think that it is no big deal, but this is how addiction starts. Addicts live for nothing but the drug they are addicted to. Drugs these days are so expensive people will sell everything they own just for a fix. A gram of heroin or cocaine cost more than a gram of gold. Drugs change the way your brain works which isn’t good. Some drugs can also change your physical appearance. The drug war is very expensive. War on drugs cost taxpayers more than 40 billion a year, 2/3 spent on enforcement, court, and prison, the other 1/3 is spent on drug education. We also spend another 20 billion spent by state and local funds on anti-drug stuff. We would spend too much money to stop all of it, but we try the best we can. Since 1914 the United States has done little to change their drug policies. Current drug policies are costly, globally irresponsible, and disproportionately harm racial minorities. Drug treatment is inadequately funded and unavailable to the people who really need it (Background). There are around 3 million untreated drug addicts in the United States it’s a war we aren’t winning. Most untreated drug addicts cost the country an estimated 110 …show more content…
Drug trafficking represents a large share of economic activity in Mexico. Organized crime represent a major threat to the security of our communities. Most victims of organized crime are illegal, so they can’t seek legal protection. Under the president Felipe Calderon he has tried to slow trafficking by using crackdowns. More than 50,000 of his people have died in 6 years and trafficking has stayed the same. For drug trafficking organizations the earnings are between 14 and 48 billion annually. The Mexican government are fighting the DTO’s but nothing has changed except the violence rate has gone up (Gonzalez). Most of these drugs that DTO’s receive are from out of the country, most of their cocaine is produced in Bolivia, Peru, and Columbia, but it is always consumed elsewhere. North America usually receives their cocaine from Columbia or Mexico, it is mostly trafficked by the sea. In 2007 cocaine was used by 16 to 17 million people worldwide, North America accounted for over 40 percent of that (470 tons of cocaine). United Nations of Drug Crime is continually monitoring and researching drug markets, they use satellite night lights to capture both legal and illegal activity. From 07 to 08 cocaine just keeps coming into North America. The trade routes often change but the drugs keep coming in and won’t

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