Drugs & Drug trafficking
Instructor: Hope Umansky
Illegal drug trafficking from Puerto Rico into the United States is and has been killing our society for many years. For decades, the border of the United States with Puerto Rico has been used to smuggle illegal substances into the country with the intent to distribute. Many of the drugs come from Puerto Rico or other South American countries where drugs are easily grown. Once grown and packed, they are then smuggled across the borders of Puerto Rico and the United States. Upon reaching the United States, the drugs are distributed to many drug dealers. Eventually, these substances are then sold in our society to those corrupted enough to purchase them. In many cases, these people have a drug addiction or are just out there to make a quick buck using whatever means necessary. Customs agents and x-ray devices stationed at border crossings with Puerto Rico are the only factors that need to be bypassed in order to successfully smuggle drugs into the United States. Some illegal substances are stopped and confiscated at our borders. However, the efforts to prevent the smuggling of drugs do not yield a 100% success rate.
Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today's world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America's other pressing social problems- disease; poverty, child abuse and neglect, and corruption- often have a common element; that is drug abuse. The use of illegal drugs such as cocaine, crack, heroin and marijuana cause extensive harm to the body and brain. Yet, even after knowing this many people want illegal drugs to be legalized in every aspect. The last thing the need is a policy that makes widely available substances that impair memory, concentration and...