Drug Trafficking Research Paper

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Hello my name is Eduardo Vasquez and today I will be talking to you about the concerns of drug trafficking, and what should be done to reduce it. Today drug trafficking is a worldwide problem affecting many countries and their people. What is drug trafficking? Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. Although the UNODC(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their dynamics.But drug trafficking continues to be a big problem throughout the world. Civilians usually pay the price due to drugs gangs…show more content…
It’s founders were the Rodríguez Orejuela brothers, Gilberto and Miguel. They were able to outsmart the government for many years. Their security was named the cali “K.B.J”. They were called this way because the cartel was once renowned and compared to the Soviet KGB by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which called it, "One of the most powerful crime syndicates in history", later dubbed "The Cali KGB".. their were always a step ahead of the authorities, most of the time they outsmarted them, the way they would obtain information was they bribed people throughout the city. Police Officers, civilians they bribe them all. They were responsible for all of killing Cali for example according to the huffington post. Late one night in January 1994, a chlorine leak that seeped through the sewer system of the city of Cali in Colombia killed three children in their beds and sickened more than 400 people, leaving 23 with severe lung burns. Some of them died in later weeks and months from the effects of the toxic chemical. This showed they could do whatever they wanted. Again with the help of the D.E.A they were able to bring them down.Now that we went back in time let 's look how drug tracking affects life today. These two examples illustrate the international nature of the drug trade, and how countries have been able to cooperate with each other to defeat them, drug trafficking remains a problem today. Afghanistan is currently the primary producer of the drug. After regularly producing 70 percent of the world 's opium which this is a problem because it can affect many people life throughout the world as its get distributie due to drug trafficking. with Afghanistan supplanting Burma to become the world 's largest opium producer once more. Opium production in that country has increased rapidly since, reaching an all-time high in 2006.
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