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Drug Trafficking

Drug Trafficking In The United States

English Composition 2


May 7, 2012

I have been a police officer for close to 14 years. During this time I have been exposed to many situations and experiences regarding drug trafficking. I have
witnessed the damage this epidemic has/does to a community. These first hand

accounts of drug trafficking have left me compelled to write a paper on this topic. As

everyone knows there are many types of discussions related to this subject matter, I

plan to refine and limit this subject to two arguments. First, I will discuss how this

country could control, manage and tax present day illegal narcotics. Second, I plan to

explain how narcotics deteriorate a community and while at the same time discuss

how taxing and monitoring of such substances could actually help a community. I

plan to make an argument on how certain narcotics could be legalized and how it

would be financially beneficial to the United States. According to (G.F. Will, 2012)

opinion writer for the Washington Post, twenty percent of American drinkers

consume 80 percent of the alcohol sold here. This is the same 80-20 split among

users of illicit drugs. Approximately 3 million people, less than 1 percent of

America’s population consume 80 percent of illegal hard drugs. Drug-trafficking

organizations can be most efficiently injured by changing the behavior of the 20

percent of heavy users, and we are learning how to do so. Reducing consumption by

the 80 percent of casual users will not substantially reduce the northward flow of

drugs or the southward flow of money. At the conclusion of my paper I want the

reader to understand the loses and gains from drug trafficking, and what the future

holds for this country.


George F. Will, Published: April 11, 2012...
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