Drugs

Underground Trafficking: Drugs Enter US from Mexico via Tunnels

As the war on drugs continues to wage on against traffickers and users, federal and local officials begin to uncover new ways drugs are being funneled into prime locations such as the United States – tunnels. Tunnels under the border

Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States

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United States consume approximately 80% of the world’s entire supply of prescription pain relief pills, a total of over 110 tons of opiates (Daily Mail 2012). Despite the dangers of illegal drugs, prescription drugs cause 14,800 US deaths every year

Narco Submarines

A homemade submersible in a rural area of Timbiqui, department of Cauca, Colombia, on February 14, 2011. (Luis Robayo, AFP / Getty Images)

As the drug war ensues and threatens borders worldwide, traffickers must turn to new and innovative methods to deliver their product to their buyers. The rise of narco submarines (submarines which are used for the sole purpose of trafficking drugs)

Brazil’s Border Problem

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Brazil is the largest country in South America with a border that totals 10,000 miles. The country is located next to the world’s three primary cocaine producers – Columbia, Bolivia, and Peru – which has surely influenced Brazil in becoming

Drug Trafficking Kingpins Sentenced in Colorado

Photo: Denver Post & Jeffco DA

Two drug trafficking kingpins were sentenced in Colorado in the beginning of April. Jose Kimenez Chacon and Conrado Areliano-Casas were each sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking. These two ringleaders were among 19 arrested in this drug