Social Effects Of Drug Trafficking

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Laws and Social Effects of Drug Trafficking.

Since the 19th century, drug trafficking as been a problem in the United States. The drugs being smuggled into the United States started with marijuana to opium to cocaine. These substances have been smuggled and sold into the United States illegally. With this distribution of narcotics , it often ended in devastating consequences. ( Staff of history.com 2017) Chinese immigrants arriving to the Americas , mostly in California, in the mid- 1800’s caused a big trade and spread of opium. In 1914 , The Harrison Act was enforced to outlaw cocaine and opium, but these drugs still spread throughout the United States. In the 20th century, there were approximately
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Despite forty years of US-led international drug control efforts that prioritize eradication of production, interdiction of traffic, and criminalization of consumption, overall drug production, trafficking and consumption have remained consistently steady.” (Policy , D) “ “In 1971, President Nixon announced the U.S. “war on drugs,” which every President since has carried forward as a battle standard. Until recently, most Latin American governments have coöperated, and in return have received intelligence, equipment, and, perhaps most importantly, financial assistance. The overall investment has been huge—the federal government now spends about fifteen billion dollars on it each year—with the net result that drug use has proliferated in the U.S. and worldwide. In the drug-producing countries, where drug consumption was negligible at the start of the American effort, the criminal narco culture has attained ghoulishly surreal proportions” (Anderson, J. L.) “Transnational organized crime likes opportunities and little resistance. Bolivia currently provides both and finds itself at the heart of a new criminal dynamic that threatens national and citizen security in this landlocked Andean nation.” ( McDermott, J.) These three sources , “ The International Drug War, Can Colombia Solve Its Drug Problem Through Peace? , and Bolivia: the New Hub for Drug Trafficking in South America,” all tie together in someway. All three sources give something about how other countries in the World are affected by drug trafficking. Source one states, “Drug production, trafficking and consumption affects every country in the world.” (Policy , D) Source two states, “ “In 1971, President Nixon announced the U.S. “war on drugs,” which every President since has carried forward as a battle standard. Until recently, most Latin American governments have coöperated, and in return have received intelligence,

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