War on Drugs

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    Quarter billion dollars worth of drugs seized by Coast Guard cutters off San Diego...
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    Coast Guard Offloads 17,000 Pounds of Seized Cocaine in San Diego

    17 Jul 2018 - More than 17,000 pounds of cocaine seized by the crews of two U.S. Coast Guard vessels were offloaded Monday in San Diego.
     
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    No. Carolina Cops Make Major Drug Bust...

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    North Carolina Police Make Major Drug Bust

    July 23, 2018 - Fayetteville police arrested three people and seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana, large quantities of cocaine and heroin, guns and $70,000 earlier this week in conjunction with a months-long investigation into gang and drug activity.
     
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    Colombian drug cartel put a $70K bounty on drug dog...
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    July 27, 2018, A Colombian drug gang has out a $70,000 bounty on a police dog. Sombra or "Shadow" has sniffed out almost 10 tons of drugs in more than 300 operations. The K9's work has lead to 245 arrests.
     
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    Coast Guard Cutter Offloads Cocaine, Marijuana in Port Everglades...
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    3 Aug 2018 -- More than 5 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Wednesday in Port Everglades.


     
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    Southern California Drug Raids Net Thousands of Pounds of Narcotics...
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    Southern California Drug Raids Net Thousands of Pounds of Narcotics

    AUGUST 9, 2018 — Capping a three-year investigation, more than 250 law enforcement officials fanned out across Los Angeles, Santa Ana and several Inland Empire cities, arresting 22 people.
     
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    Coast Guard Delivers More Than 7 Tons of Seized Cocaine...
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    Coast Guard Delivers More Than 7 Tons of Seized Cocaine

    AUGUST 10, 2018 - More than 7 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $211 million has arrived at Port Everglades.


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    Southern California Drug Raids Net Thousands of Pounds of Narcotics
    AUGUST 9, 2018 - Capping a three-year investigation, more than 250 law enforcement officials fanned out across Los Angeles, Santa Ana and several Inland Empire cities, arresting 22 people.

     
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    U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels...
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    15 Aug.`18 - U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.
     
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    Victor Hugo Cuellar-Silva arrived Thursday night at Los Angeles International Airport...
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    Top member of global drug ring is extradited from Colombia and charged in L.A.
    Sep 14, 2018 - They found the cocaine in submarines, in speedboats stopped in the Pacific Ocean, in a private jet that crashed into the Caribbean Sea and, perhaps most strangely, in frozen cubes of orange juice transported in trucks.


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    Colombian drug kingpin busted in massive smuggling operation

    September 14, 2018— A Colombian drug kingpin who participated in a violent ring that used planes, speedboats and submarines to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars in cocaine faced federal trafficking charges Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, prosecutors said.
     
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    I have a friend who live near the border who was cut off of drugs by his Doctor for pain. He now drives over the border and gets a shot every day. I gives him some relive from the pain.
     
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    If he was serious he could just send over some drones to Mexico and South America and take care of business.

    The issue is not that you cannot win a war on drugs, the issue is that a nation does not have the political will to win.

    Just look at a nation like Singapore. Their drug use drops exponentially every year. To achieve this, they simply kill dealers on the spot, and users get treatment, but if those who use come back a fourth time for treatment after failing 3 times, they are put in jail for life.

    Now I'm not suggesting the US turn it's back on due process and do the same, but I am saying that to win the war you need to get tougher on these folks, which includes the death penalty.

    But alas, letting some 200 people die a day from overdoses is far more humane it seems.
     

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