Methods of Trafficking and Counters Essay

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Many people choose to try and make fortunes through the illegal trade of drugs. This type of business gives the highest return of dollars spent, but is one of the hardest products to ship. There are many techniques that have been used throughout the years in order to try and get the illegal substances into the United States, which leads to the government’s response to counter the illegal transshipments. Although the War on Drugs appears to be a futile effort, there are many ways to tighten down on the drug traffickers and successfully put them out of business utilizing government tactics and education.
     The main ways to ship illegal substances into the United States are
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This will force parents to take a more active interest into their children’s activities.
     Many other types of methods are utilized on the ground to transport drugs into the United States through the borders. Although every road that leads into America’s soil has a port of entry and checkpoints, there are still traffickers that attempt to get pass the security and get the product to the destination. The majority of these traffickers are female and not all of them are caught. The most common method used to transport on the ground is in an automobile with the hopes that the border guard will not inspect the vehicle. The Mexican border has become a conduit for illegal transportation into the United States from South America (Clawson, 22). The convenience and location are the reasons that traffickers seeking to get the illegal substance to America utilize this border.
     With such a large border it has become impossible to physically man every mile, but one way to keep a watchful eye on the activities is to employ un-manned aerial vehicles (UAVs). UAVs have been utilized by the Department of Defense for years and have the capability to cover more ground than an actual on-foot boarder patrol. These machines also will not put the actual patrol in danger during observation missions.
     The final type of travel
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