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Dismantle Cartels Case Study

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The document then discusses how the administration will handle the cartels. The main policy will include strengthening federal law and “ensur(ing) that federal law informant agencies give a high priority and devote sufficient resource to efforts to identify, interdict, disrupt, and dismantle transnational criminal organizations…including through the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of members.” Trump wants more federal agencies to share information and coordinate with other federal law enforcement in order to dismantle cartels. The people that would lead this combined effort are the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and Secretary of Homeland Security. The federal agencies that would help combat cartels include, the Organized…show more content…
The main purpose of this task force is to “…identify ways in which the Federal government can more effectively combat illegal immigration and violent crime such as…drug trafficking…” Sessions will accomplish this goal by creating many subcommittees and other agencies who are working to dismantle cartels. One committee that will be created is the Violent Crime Reduction Strategy Development committee. They will focus on violent offenders and ways the federal government can support local in efforts to combat cartels. Other committees will review existing policies with marijuana and sentencing. Another committee will head the investigation of financial support in order to dismantle the…show more content…
Established in 1982, the main goal of the task force is to aid in drug enforcement strategy. The task force is designed to reduce the availability of drugs and other criminal activity that is related to the drug trade. They plan on doing this by “dismantling the major criminal networks operating in or affecting the US.” These cartels include the Sinaloa Cartel and others which have links to terrorist organizations such as Feurrzas Armadas Revolunaries de Colombia. The Justice Department believes that “28% of the 40 criminal organizations” has ties to the Sinaloa Cartel. This program only targets the most dangerous cartels and works with many other law agencies including, DEA, FIB, ATF, USMS, IRS, ICE, USCG, 93 US Attorney offices, state, and law enforcement agencies. As stated before, in order to stop criminal organization the Justice Department will use and enforce the OCDETF, but they also have other goals in the coming years. Another goal of the Justice Department is supporting the 2005 Southwest Border Counter Narcotics
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