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Illegal Drug Trafficking
Transcript of Illegal Drug Trafficking
Trafficking What is illegal drug trafficking? How and when did it start? Who does it affect today? It began in the early 1800s;
The Chinese had become addicted to the opium provided to them by the British, and once the Chinese government banned it, those who had become addicted still wanted their fill.
The British then smuggled it into China and got large sums of money for the drug they provided. Anyone can be associated to drugs.
Much of the younger population is associated with drug use.
It has been revealed that 17 million people in the United States alone are classified as casual users. _____________________________________ Drug trafficking is the commercial exchange of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
This includes any equipment used to manufacture illegal drugs or use them. The effects and issues of Illegal Drug Trafficking The business takes away millions of dollars from the circulation of the economy of several nations.
Millions are also spent just trying to control and prevent the situation.
It also leads to violence and deaths, another issue of its own. An example of everyday events Recently, two Glenview women have been arrested and charged with felony drug possessions after a police officer reported seeing one inject heroin into her arm in the parking lot of a Wilmette, Illinois Dairy Queen Thank You Eventually, the Chinese grew restless, they wanted their opium and the government would not allow for that, and then the Opium war broke out. The illegal drug trade led to violence, a common theme seen throughout history. (Continued) Continued It not only affects them, but their families and the people around them. Encounters with the law are also common.
This is not only in the United States, but many others as well. The effects and issues of Illegal Drug Trafficking (Continued) Violence has become a common thing in this issue, and the loss of innocent lives is nothing uncommon.
In extreme cases, it may even lead to poverty in individuals. Anyone can be associated to drugs or drug trafficking Common Drugs Smuggled Heroin
Marijuana (Most common)
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) Cocaine In 2006, agencies seized over 150,000 kilograms of cocaine in the United States and surrounding waters and territories.
About 70% of all Cocaine comes from Columbia Heroin Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is processed from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Jail sentences are usually extreme.
Here are the jail sentences if certain amounts are found:
3 years mandatory prison and $50,000 fine - 4 grams or more but less than 14 grams of heroin.
15 year mandatory prison and $100,000 fine – 14 grams or more but less than 28 grams of heroin
25 year mandatory prison and $500,000 fine – 28 grams or more but less than 30 kilograms of heroin.
Life In Prison – 30 kilograms or more of heroin. Lysergic acid diethylamide(LSD) Marijuana Most demanded
From the 1930's through the mid-1970's, Mexican growers and traffickers supplied nearly all of the marijuana consumed in the United States.
This can have medicinal uses, but they have not proven that useful The CIA Dosed An Entire French Village With Acid To See What Would Happen
Was once used in psychiatry to help “unblock” anything from the patient Interconnected Violence