Reducing Drug Trafficking Into the United States

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Reducing Drug Trafficking Into the United States
Marcus Smith
English Composition 2
Anayah Bernadette
September 6, 2010

Reducing drug trafficking in United States is an issue that our country’s struggled with since the early 1900’s. The illegal drug market in the U.S. is one of the most profitable in the world. This is a difficult task for law enforcement to undertake because drugs are being smuggled constantly. This occurs throughout many different boarders of the U.S. and is trafficked by so many different methods. This is an issue that many say can’t be stopped, and the only way to secure the boarders is to put military fifty yards apart anywhere drugs are smuggled. When the issue is referred to as a crisis that cant be stopped it actually makes much since because it’s an on going catastrophe. The thought of completely reducing drug trafficking into the United Stats is ludicrous, but believe our country can put more money and resources into decreasing the epidemic. If the U.S. protected their boarders better I believe we could dramatically reduce the flow of drugs into our streets. The reason why drugs are such a big issue is because it leads to other crimes. More than half of the crimes committed have something to do with illegal substances. With the War on Drugs the United States government needs to focus on high intensity drug trafficking areas in order to protect our boarders and reduce crime in all different areas. In conducting research for my topic it was fairly easy because there is just so much information regarding drugs and the United States. Since the subject was so broad it was essential to limit the topic in order to narrow the scope for information. The issues that are most important to focus on are high intensity drug trafficking areas and what steps the United States is currently taking to reduce the flow of drugs into our cities. The type of...
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