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The War on Drugs

DRUG WAR THE ECONOMICS TRADE AND WAR ON DRUGS. OF THE DRUG How mych money has þeen spent in 40 years? -450 billion To lock those people up in federal prisons. Last year, half of all federal prisoners were serving 121 billion To arrest more than 37 million nonviolent drug offenders sentences for drug offenses. $1 -49 billion Law enforcement along -215 billion TRILLION America's borders. Other costs: an overburdened justice system, a strained health care 33 billion "Just say No" For marketing to America's youth and other pre vention pro - system, lost produc- tivity as a consquence of drug abuse, says the Justice Department. ($1,000,000,000,000) In 40 years, taxpayers have paid big money for a war that, year after year, increases the cost but does not stop the flow of drugs into the United States. 20 pillion Fight the drug gangs in their home coun- tries. Colombia, grams for example spent more than $6 billion. How mych money does the War on Drugs cost the U.S. each year? Proposed Budget for fiscal year 2011 the Obama Administration The first drug-fighting budget was $100 million Now it's 150 times that. 15.6 15 15.3 13.8 13.1 13.3 14 12.8 12 11.2 12 10.5 10.7 The term "War on Drugs" was first used by President Richard Nixon on 1971. 9.8 9.2 10 7.5 7.6 6.3 4 0.1 2001 2010 2011 2005 2007 2008 2009 1971 First budget 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2006 How mych money does the War on Drugs cost the U.S. each year? About 40 billion per year according to Proposed Budget for fiscal year 2011 $15.6 Obama The federal govern- ment and state Billion administration Estimates by one senior Harvard economist. He says il drugs were legal, governments Would realize about $33 billion a year in tax. governments combined spend 40 44 77.8 $460.6! Of drugs gets imported, exported, bought and sold in the United States. BILLION How mych of each kind of illegal drug gets sold in the U.S.? Cocaine intercepted From whole world. Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, MDMA, methamphetamine. 2001 1 2% Domestic Organizations Marijuana, methamphetamine, phencyclidine (PCP), lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Mexico.Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, amphe- tamine and marijuana. South America Cocaine and heroin. 72% Meth Labs Cleaned Up by DEA 11,790 3,886 West Europe, Israel and Russia Based drug traffickers: 4-methylenedioxy- methamphetamine (MDMA)-ecstasy. 126% -2005, record year. - 2008 Countries most implicated in the business of drugs United States World's largest consumer of cocaine, Colombian heroin, Mexican heroin, and marijuana. Major consumer of ecstasy and Mexican metham- phetamine. Illicit producer of cannabis, marijuana, depres- sants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine. Money- laundering center. Nether- lands. Major European producer of synthetic drugs, inclu- ding ecstasy & is a cannabis cultivator. UK. Producer of limited amounts of Afghanistan. World's largest producer of opium, poppy cukltivation decreased 22% to 157.000 in 2008. It is a source of Germany. Source of synthetic drugs and synthetic precursor chemicals. Money launde- ring center. precursor chemicals for South American cocaine processors. revenue for the Taliban terro- tist. Colombia. Producer of coca, opium poppy, and cannabis; world's leading coca cultivator with 167,000 hectares in coca cultivation (535 ton of pure cocaine). Spain. Entrance door Mexico. Major drug-producing nation of opium poppy with 6,900 hectares, yielding a potential produc- tion of 18 metric tons of pure heroin. Production of cocaine and hashish to Europe. Money launde- ring site for Colombian China. Major transshipment point for heroin produced in the Golden Triangle region of Southeast Asia. Chemical precursors producer. narcotics trafficking organizations. Peru. Second largest produ- cer of cocaine, 36.000 hectares estimated at 210 metric tons of 15.800 metric tons of Marijuana. The mexican crime Brazil. Second-largest consumer of Myanmar (Burma). Remains world's second largest producer of opium with an estimated production of 340 metric tons cartel are the principal suppliers of illegal drugs to United States. cocaine in the world; illicit producer of cannabis; trace amounts of coca cultivation in the Amazon region. of potential pure cocaine. Bolivia. World's third- largest cultivator of coca with an estimated 29,500 hecta- res, estimated at 120 metric tons potential pure cocaine. Sources: goals/ obama_seeks_increase_dru 1_drug-trials-cartels-drug-suppliers?_s-PM:POLITICS http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gow/pda/092210.html CREDITLOAN° REAL ANSWERS. REAL SOLUTIONS.

The War on Drugs

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The war on drugs has been raging in the United States since the 1960s and its not stopping any time soon. Between anti-drug campaigns, drug raids and government crack-downs, United States tax payers h...


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