Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.” Yet, the United States has allowed 20 states to legalize it for medicinal purposes; and, two of those states are legally allowed to use it...
Human Trafficking can happen in just about any city or neighborhood around the globe, making in one of the most important things currently being discussed today.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) defines human trafficking as “the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.” Women and children, especially girls between the ages of fourteen and twenty constitute the majority of victims of human trafficking....
Over several hundred years the practices of human trafficking have become a familiar and deleterious use of exploiting the human bodys of women, men, and children for remittance.
Peter Andreas (2009), a political scientist, suggests that that there is an unintentional and reinforcing impact of the U.S. attempt to control its southern border with Mexico and the expansion of drug and human smuggling. He refers to this effect as unintentionally symbiotic and points out that the criminal justice complex at the border has been greatly expanded as a result. Throughout most of the 20th century, the southern border has been ineffectively policed and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, as it was then known, now renamed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and a part of the Department of Homeland Security, did a largely symbolic job. Today, the worsening of the problem necessitates new strategies that may result in overturning past policy.
Human trafficking is defined as “the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them” (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, 2012) while smuggling migrants is “the procurement for financial or other material benefit of illegal entry of a person into a State of which that person is not a national or resident” (United Nat...
This situation would not occur if there were not a demand for drugs in the United States and a lack of economic opportunity in Mexico. President Barack Obama (2009–present) and Hillary Clinton, his secretary of state, have acknowledged that the United States shares responsibility for the problem because of the high demand for drugs in the country and the relative ineffectiveness of current programs in quelling that demand.
The criminal system is not harsh towards people who use painkillers on frequent occasions, but the situation is different for those abusing narcotics. It is common to witness abusers of narcotics being prosecuted for their actions, but not addicts of painkillers. It can be said that it has not dawned to the authorities that people are abusing medicine in just the same level as the abuse of narcotics. The other possibility for neglect of the latter is that painkiller addicts rarely engage in violent behavior. Coke abuses on the other hand, tend to commit atrocities of various kinds (Fryer 56). Examples of cases of crimes committed after the consumption of coke include robbery and sexual harassment. Even though legislation stipulate punishment for both forms of addiction, more should be done to curb the abuse of painkillers. The methods that can be used include campaigns that bring to the attention of people need to use drugs responsibly.
In conclusion, the rate of abuse of drugs from both categories is at a high level in the society, hence the need for a solution to the problem. The first strategy should entail identifying the cause of addiction in both cases, after which the focus should shift to cover areas such as curbing the transportation of the drugs, and stipulating legislations to discourage cases of addiction. Besides addressing issues on availability of the drugs, the government should also come up with strategies for identifying the commodity in all forms of package in order to restrict access to irresponsible parties. In the next step, sensitization should follow to discourage people from abusing the drugs. The results of putting in place such stringent measures will entail the elimination of symptoms of addiction, such as dizziness, shivering and memory lapse.
In the 1980s, Mexico had one drug trafficking organization, headed by Felix Gallardo. When drug trafficking in the Caribbean was brought under control, Colombian cocaine traffickers joined forces with Mexicans. As the war on drugs heated up along the border, interorganizational disputes marred the operation of the border-wide cartel, and Gallardo (in prison) ordered it split into four separate organizations: the Gulf Cartel (Southeast Texas), the Juarez Cartel (Southwest Texas), the Sinaloa Cartel Federation (Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona), and the Tijuana Cartel Federation (California) (Cook 2007, 1–2). Originally, the arrests of Tijuana Federation leader Javier Arellano Felix and Guild Cartel leader Osiel Cardenas Guillen led to an intercartel alliance. Later, the U.S. Project Reckoning heavily disrupted the U.S. and European transport networks (U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York 2008). Abroad, 600 arrests were made and $72 million in currency was taken. Inside the United States, 12,000 kilograms of cocaine, $60 million in currency, and 750 arrests connected to 750 distribution networks were major outcomes. Today, the territory of the Gulf Cartel is chiefl y controlled by Los Zetas, a paramilitary group of former Mexican military who served as enforcers for a period of time. Mexican drug organizations are known to operate in 195 cities and to send drugs to 230 cities.
Drug trafficking and unauthorized immigration are discussed as issues of lawlessness along the U.S.-Mexico border, but most people in the region are law-abiding. The chief problem has been that, as U.S. border enforcement has escalated, the smuggling of both drugs and people has become more sophisticated. In Mexico, destabilization of relations between drug trafficking organizations (owing to the arrest of leaders and competition for territory) is given as the chief reason for the increased violence. Nevertheless, DTOs are sufficiently powerful and well armed to engage in violent conflict with law enforcement and the Mexican military. It is questionable whether the death toll should be seen as evidence of success from the pitting of drug traffickers against one another because of the degree of harm to the civilian population as well as economic consequences, such as loss of tourism and trade for Mexico.