Reducing drug trafficking in the United States
Prof. Kayla Ward
February 07, 2011
Reducing drug trafficking is the topic I have chosen to do my research paper on, trying to find out information on this topic was not easy at all. In my research so far, trafficking drugs has been an ongoing problem that is yet to be fixed, as stated by Carlos Biobío (2008) recent figures show that the potential of Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia to produce cocaine is even greater today than it was ten years ago. There are so many different types of drugs be trafficked in the United State cocaine, heroin, marijuana, opium, and even prescription, so many drugs that congress had to come up with a program called the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, President Barack Obama, has come together with the Mexican Ambassador to try to resolve this problem because he believes that the drug trafficking of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana is leading to violence, Napolitano(2008) stated the increase in agents is in response to violence by drug cartels, including assassinations of police, kidnappings and beheadings, that has roiled through Mexican border towns, in the last year killing more than, 6,000 people. Executive Office of the President (2010) The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HITDA) program created by congress with the anti-drug abuse act of 1988, provides assistance to federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas to be determined to be critical drug trafficking regions of the United States. Currently to date there are 28 HITDA programs up and running and the purpose for each HITDA is to assesses the drug trafficking threat, in it’s defined area for the upcoming year. How can we reduce drug trafficking when some drugs are legal in some of our states? I am talking about marijuana, and until the president and congress decide what they are going to do with that particular drug the trafficking...