The Impact of NAFTA on Drug Smuggling

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  1. LilOlLady
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    The Impact of NAFTA on Drug Smuggling

    With the advent of NAFTA, the drug gangs expanded into many legitimate businesses which could be used for smuggling. U.S. officials have reported on their purchase of airlines, trucking companies, new and used car dealerships, petroleum transport corporations and others. However, the increasing use of intermediaries as owners have made it almost impossible to trace their activities in detail. Operations of this size could not be carried out without at least the passive cooperation of key government agencies. In fact,corruption of the Mexican authorities by the drug cartels is notorious. A former Baja California Mayor showed how hopeless enforcement is by stating that he could pay police $ 300 per month while the drug cartels were offering $1,000 per week (2).

    The widespread corruption in the Mexican system has provided some spectacles which seem more like fantasy:
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    Nor has it slowed illegal immigration - thanks NAFTA...
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    Maybe you look at the Drug war and the exportation of illegal guns to Mexico...

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    If this be true, where is all the Thai stick and hash?
     

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