Drugs are one of the biggest sources of income for those connected to cartels and other large-scale operations. These 10 richest drug dealers of all time made unbelievable amounts of money throughout the course of their lifetimes. Some of these stories are beyond unbelievable, so you better sit down before you read this. Now presenting: the 10 richest drug dealers of all time. Number Ten: "Freeway" Rick Ross.
The 2014 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) Summary discourses evolving expansions associated with the trafficking and use of main illicit drugs abuse. The U.S. seizures of illegal substances in shipment exceeded 1,626 metric tons, demonstrating that DTOs have great succeed in shipping thousand tons of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and MDMA into the United States each year. (DEA 2014) There are exceptional smuggling and shipping methods related with each drug type, but drug seizure statistics and federal, state, and local law enforcement reporting shows that smuggling overland and transportation by vehicle surpass all other methods of smuggling combined. The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, in which has had very little
The notorious “Freeway” Rick Ross has said to operate drug sales not only in Los Angeles, but in places across countries such as St. Louis, New Orleans, Texas, Kansas City, Oklahoma, Indiana, Cincinnati, North Carolina, South Carolina, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Seattle. He got his lucrative sales from the Ohio area as it was reported that he circulated several tons of cocaine to places like Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania and earned $600 million during the course.
EP- Extreme Smuggling Documentary The most expensive war in the US is the war to stop illegal drugs. Survey says that 20.8 million drug users are in US. Drugs took more than 50,000 lives just last year. In 2006, one semi-submersible was confiscated in Columbia with 6.8 metric tons of cocaine, the largest quantity of cocaine with a market value of more than 180 million dollars. Smugglers have expanded 100 semi-submersibles that are 100 feet long in size and capable of carrying 10 tons of drugs.
Since President Nixon began his war on drugs in 1971, there have been 45 million arrests and have spent billions of dollars in the fight against public enemy number one in the United States: consumption and drug trafficking. However, drugs are becoming cheaper and pure and access to them ever easier. Under President Nixon emphasized treating addicts, but, over the years, the focus has been on criminalizing consumers, and created a system that measures the police efficiency, rewards and amounts depending on the number of arrests. The documentary "The House I Live I" is an accurate portrait of the American judicial system intricate in its relentless fight against drug trafficking, which has resulted in violations of human rights and individual
Richard Nixon implemented the Drug Enforcement Committee also known as the DEA in 1973, to combat the transport and trafficking of drugs and to enforce drug control. Seven divisions in the organization report to the administrator, and they all work in harmony to fight the drug trade. A big problem the DEA is currently facing is the escape of notorious drug lord, Joaquin Guzmán, also known as “El Chapo.” El Chapo is the famed leader of the Sinaola cartel, which his uncle was Pedro Avilés Pérez pioneered. He is the most wanted man in Mexico and the DEA is currently offering a reward of five million USD for information leading to his arrest. Being a leading official in the inspection division, I encourage the DEA to study the ways El Chapo has
Al capone is one of the most notorious gangsters in the country in the 1920’s. As the prohibition of alcohol was going on he sought to gain a great deal of money by selling alcohol. From 1925 to 1930 Al Capone controlled Speakeasies, bookie joints, gambling houses, brothels, horse and race tracks, nightclubs, distilleries and breweries. He made approximately 100,000,000 a year from this. Although he was famous for his killings and crime he did many things for the poor.
El Chapo The Most Powerful Drug Lord Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera entered the drug trade as a teenager. He got the nickname "El Chapo" because it was due to his height. He founded the Sinaloa cartel in 1989, over as the time passed he build a powerful drug trafficking cartel. Known for his malevolent actions and powerful influences Guzman has escaped twice from maximum security prisons in Mexico. According, to the sources from The Last Narco “Today he is well known to be one of the richest men in the country.” Guzman a fugitive from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) and International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in multiple countries.
He is a Mexican politician formerly associated with PRI. He stole around 223 millions of pesos from taxes which was given to shell corporation. (Grasso) Another case was “La Casa Blanca”(The White House), an investigation from a journalist that made the hugest scandal to the president Enrique Peña Nieto; it was known that he had a house of 86 millions of pesos in Lomas de Chapultepec. (ibid.) In the middle of accusations by the "White House", the then federal Deputy and now the delegational head of Cuauhtémoc, in the Federal District, Ricardo Monreal Ávila, accused that the Governor of Puebla Rafael Moreno Valle delivered projects for more than 26 thousand 212 million pesos in three years, to businessman Armando Hinojosa Cantú, owner of Grupo Higa.
Within the United States, the illegal manufacture and sale of liquor, known as “bootlegging” become an evident sight across the nation. The earliest known bootleggers began smuggling foreign liquor into the United States from across Canada, Mexico, and other sea borders. These illegal activities began to be controlled by the Mafia and other gangsters who transformed themselves into successful criminal enterprises. Primarily, Italian-American gangs entered the rapidly growing bootleg liquor business and became sophisticated criminals, skilled at smuggling, fraud and bribing public officials (OSU). Chicago’s Al Capone became the most notorious example, “earning an estimated $60 million annually from the bootlegging and speakeasy business” (OSU).
The Mexican cartel first started in the 60s and 70s with the Guadalajara cartel. The Guadalajara cartel got into some issue in the mid-1980s by kidnapping, torturing and murdering a U.S DEA agent Enrique Camarena. This event made the U.S government energized and focused on the Guadalajara cartel, which then led them to arrest and break up the Guadalajara cartel after the U.S government broke up the Guadalajara cartels leader Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo aka El Padrino or The Godfather divided his turf and fiefdom into various sectors. In 1989 Seven months after taking office veteran drug warrior George H.W. Bush made his first televised addressed to the nation “All of us agree that the gravest domestic threat facing our nation today is drugs”.
As of 2014 “Heroin is now causing more deaths than car crashes or violent crime”. This concerning statistic was brought forth from Retro Report’s film “Heroin and the War on Drugs” published by The New York Time’s. The saddening video clip commences with the 1960’s when America’s heroin drug problem truly began to flourish. It voices Richard Nixon during his presidential campaign ad of 1968 where he stated “crimes of violence in America will double by 1972. We cannot accept that kind of future for America” and continues on by exposing the harsh drug laws implemented by Nelson Rockefeller.