The Colombian Drug Cartel Is An Operation A Drug Trafficking Operation

1261 Words May 5th, 2016 6 Pages
The Colombian Drug Cartel is an operation a drug trafficking operations, mainly Colombia, distributing marijuana, heroin, meth, mainly cocaine. United States of America being the number one buyer. For the last half-century Latin America has have been deeply involved with the foreign trade and production of drugs, primarily cocaine. The dominant economic player in this market is the highland country of Colombia, which has produced some of the most powerful and fearsome drug cartels to date. Through struggles between rival cartels, one cartel has evolved into the predominant force and emerged in the 90’s as the most powerful drug cartel in the world. The Cali Cartel’s aspects of distribution, organization, involvement in government corruption, and overall control of the market has made it infamous throughout the world. Though in recent years its ability to maintain control is waning with increasing US intervention and opposition from other governments. In the 1980’s the Colombian drug trade was at an all-time high. At the forefront of the market was the Medellin Cartel lead by Pablo Escobar. Under the leadership of Escobar, the cartel turned into the fiercest and most brutal force the Colombians faced. In efforts to control this epidemic the Colombian government cooperated with the smaller Cali Cartel in its battle against the Medellin Cartel. Cali provided intelligence to the government forces seeking to eliminate Escobar. As a result of helping the Colombian government…

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