The War on Drugs is a phrase used to refer to a government-led initiative that aims to stop illegal drug use, distribution and trade by increasing and enforcing penalties for offenders. The movement started in the 1970s and is still evolving today (History.com Staff). The drugs that were being transported when this initiative was put into action were coming from South America (Mexico was first, but US locked down borders, so South American drug lords seized the opportunity). South American drug trafficking was, in the end, the tipping point for the American government. Thinking this through logically, one can’t have a war on drugs without the drugs themselves.
From the start, Malaysia have put a lot of efforts to eliminate illegal trading of firearms by enacting Arms Act 1960 which specified on the restrictions in the possession of firearms such as licenses and permits, penalty for unlawful importation or exportation and more (Arms Act 1960). However, it appears that the enforcement of law fails to be consistent with its principle. As a result, it gives a green light to certain group of people like criminal gangs to smuggle and sell guns secretly in such private areas or called as black market. It is a system through which commodities such as drugs or weapons are imported and sold illegally either through online trading or direct dealing (Merriam Webster Dictionary). If the armed forces do not take a strategic action plan to curb this issue, it will give an easy access for the gun traffickers to smuggle gun either in or out of the country.
Further, he adds that this is best explained as the ability of capitalism to manufacture commodities from both unfounded needs and social problems. Through the use of secondary data, prominent critics have described crime-prevention goods’ consumption and crime trends as a design through which capitalism has contributed to commodification of crime. However, proponents of capitalism argue that this is a mere scheme of the media to undermine capitalism. For instance, in the wake of 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, reports came out from the Western press concerning rapid increase in criminal activities in the “new Russia” (Wright, 2000).
Harris works and lives in the inner-city streets where the drug dealers overrun the city. Harris’ personal beliefs and sense of justice are a result of his life experiences with criminals and drug dealers. His ideas of justice and sense of right and wrong coupled with the social factors of drugs and crime in his community contribute to Harris’ unethical conduct. For instance, the temptations are always present in the circumstances when raiding any drug dealer activity. Drug dealers possess a lot of money and drugs, such as the Training Day movie, in which money and drugs influence Harris, so he acts criminalized.
The drug, Cocaine, used to be a pharmaceutical drug prescribed when it was first discovered in the late nineteenth century. In the early twentieth century extending in to the twenty-first century, cocaine is classified as an illegal psychoactive drug that changes an individuals brain function to alter their perception, mood, and behaviours. The discovery of cocaine by the medical industry was an exciting one because cocaine offered a solution to morphine addiction. The distribution of cocaine across the globe originates in South America because the plant that cocaine is extracted from grows there. Despite cocaine having an illegal status, individuals consume the drug on a recreational basis.
There is only one legal gun store in Mexico, and owning a gun is a lengthy process and is tightly regulated. People in the US will buy guns on behalf of others who have strong ties in drug trafficking. These guns are used to kill Americans and Mexicans alike. It is my proposition with the cooperation of American border control, that we inflict stricter searches at the Mexican border for guns. The US foreign affairs committee approved a bill that gave 73.5 million dollars to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to stop this illegal smuggling.
Corruption can be found anywhere at any time. Even dating back to the Mesopotamia Era, there has been corruption found within society. Nowadays, however, corruption has been mostly discovered in the government. Even though numerous countries’ governments are filled to the brim with corruption, Mexico’s corruption is a major world concern because it affects superpowers. Corruption within Mexico’s government is mainly due to the long drug war and police officers betraying the system.
“Plata o plomo?” - Escobar’s narcoterrorism and its impunity Drug cartels have played a large role throughout the Colombian conflict, violating many human rights. They have been associated with murders of government heads, peace negotiators, professors, reporters, and other civilians. However, much of their violations have been overlooked or ignored by the human rights reports. What makes this specific actor in our research so interesting, is that the drug cartels at first glance do not really seem to be the main actor in the conflict.
Even though the stakes are high, including prison sentences, as long as someone is willing to buy it, someone will sell it like a drug. Bring on the fakes As of recent times, a new solution is being developed. The idea was presented by a journalist by the name of Bryan Christy. He has recently hired the taxidermist George Dante, who is tasked with building a trackable fake ivory tusk that will pass off as a real tusk.
This act required manufacturers and distributors of cocaine, opium to register with the US Department of Treasury. This placed a special tax on these drugs and keep records of each transaction. The act authorized the prescribing of opiates and cocaine but the law was open to interpretation of the enforcement body. The Internal Revenue Bureau closed down state and city narcotic clinics and arrested drug violators to federal penitentiaries (Wallechinsky, 2015).
The Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano Felix Organization(AFO); based in one of the most strategically important Mexico border cities for trafficking drugs into the Unites States. One of Mexico’s most potent and violent criminal groups. It 's responsible for the transportation, importation and distribution of multi-ton quantities of cocaine, marijuana, as well as large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine, into the Unites States from Mexico. They operate mostly in Sinaloa, Jalisco, Michoacán, Chiapas, and Baja California.
Along the US-Mexico border, there are several criminal elements operating in the region. These elements consist of drug cartels, gangs, and terrorists that are not only local but from around the globe. Each of one of these groups brings with it, its own unique flavor of crime. These illegal activities, ranging from drugs to human trafficking to terrorism, must be stamped out to provide a safer and more secure environment to society as a whole.
An example of this would be the previously mentioned statement Mr. Delgadillo gave. Another action that could be both is how the Honduran government would have police officers patrolling in plain cloths and then ambushing and killing gang members. However some measures would not be deviant actions. An example of this would be Honduras and El Salvador reviving old counterinsurgency plans along with zero-tolerance laws. Another example would be Los Angeles police expanding the enforcement of anti gang policies and bringing special gang unites back.