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UNODC World Drug Report 2020

UN Office On Drugs And Crime

Reporting - Mexican Drug Cartel War

Organized Crime In The Americas

International Centre On Human Rights And Drug Policy

Office Of National Drug Control Policy

FEDERAL AGENCIES - Most Wanted - Reward

Number of Police By Country

Bureau of Justice Statistics - drug crimes

Drug Abuse In Middle Schools

National Institute On Drug Abuse

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U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Hit New Record in 2021
with 108,000 Lives Lost: CDC Report

By Vanessa Etienne (May 13 2022) People

What Is Fentanyl And Why Is It Behind
The Deadly Surge In US Drug Overdoses?
A medical toxicologist explains

By Kavita Babu (May 10 2022) The Conversation

Pushing Productive Coca Seeds, Mexican Cartels
Reshape Colombia's Drug Industry

By Luis Jaime Acosta (May 9 2022) Reuters

The Drug Trade Now Flourishing In Afghanistan: Meth
By Susannah George and Joby Warrick Photos by Lorenzo Tugnoli
(May 2 2022) Washington Post

Mexico Says Fentanyl And Meth Seizures Have Soared
Since 2019 As Cartels Ramp Up Production, Import From China

By Andrew Mark Miller (December 22 2021) Fox News

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram on "Face the Nation"
By Anne Milgram, Margaret Brennan (December 19 2021) CBS News

Fentanyl Overdoses Become No. 1 Cause Of Death
Among US Adults, Ages 18-45: 'A National Emergency'

By Audrey Conklin (December 16 2021) Fox News

Meth And Heroin Fuel Afghanistan Drugs Boom
By Secunder Kermani (December 11 2021) BBC

A New DEA Map Shows Where Cartels Have Influence
In The US. Cartel Operatives Say 'It's Bulls---'

By Luis Chaparro (April 12 2021) Business Insider

Exclusive: U.S. Investigations Into Cartels Paralyzed By Standoff With Mexico
By John Shiffman, Brad Heath and Diego Oré (March 30 2021) Reuters

Rights Group: Colombia Government Falling Short In Protecting Social Leaders
By Daniela Cristancho (February 10 2021) Miami Herald

Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel Built An Empire On Cocaine,
But It's Betting On Another Drug To Feed US Appetites

By Luis Chaparro (February 3 2021) Business Insider

Witness Implicates Mexican Soldiers In Mass Student Kidnap, President Says
Reporting by Raul Cortes and Lizbeth Diaz; writing by Laura Gottesdiener; Editing by Alistair Bell
(January 21 2021) Reuters

Outrage After Mexico Exonerates Ex-Defense Minister In Drug Case
By Tom Phillips (December 15 2021) The Guardian

Colombia Targets Repeat Of Last Year's Coca Eradication In 2021
By No Author (January 2020) Reuters

Russia And US In Rare Co-operation Over £750 Million Cocaine Bust
By Agency France-Presse (December 29 2020) The Telegraph

Step Inside A Colombian Jungle Lab
Where Coca Leaf Begin Its Journey To Become Cocaine

By Toby Muse (October 27 2020) Business Insider

Italian police seize record amount of amphetamines shipped from Syria
By No Author (July 1 2020) Reuters

The Global Drug Market Is Booming In The 21st Century, UN Concludes
By Aarthi Swaminathan (June 27 2020) Yahoo Finance

Mexico Finds Links To Over $1 billion In Cartel Money
By no author (June 2 2020) Associated Press

Cartels Are Scrambling’: Virus Snarls Global Drug Trade
By Jim Mustian and Jake Bleiberg (April 19 2020) A.P.

In Mexico, A Cartel Is Taking Over : Jalisco New Generation
By Mark Stevenson (March 22 2020) A.P.

Fentanyl Smuggled From China Is Killing Thousands Of Americans
By Del Quentin Wilbur (November 11 2018) MSN

Billionaire Partner Of Imprisoned Chapo Consolidates Empire
By Justin Villamil (November 5 2018) Bloomberg

America’s Quality Pot Is Changing the Drug War
By Peter Robison , Nacha Cattan and Benjamin Bain (June 4 2015) (Bloomberg)

Mexico Drug Lord Captures Change But Don't Lower Trafficking.
By Christpher Sherman and Katherine Corcoran (February 28) (A.P.)

These Astonishing Maps Show How Hard Drugs Are Produced and Sold Around the World
By Amanda Macias and Michael B Kelley (February 19, 2015) (Business Insider)

Awash In Opium, Afghan 'Wild West' Slips from Kabul's Grasp
By Jessica Donati and Mirwais Harooni (February 17, 2015) (Reuters)

As US Marijuana Legalization Spreads, Mexican 'Mota' Takes A Dive
By Ioan Grillo (February 9) (Global Post)

Fentanyl, Up To 50 Times More Powerful Than Heroin, A Growing Worry In N.J.
By Ashley Peskoe and Stephen Stirling (February 3, 2015) (N.J.A.M.)

Mexican Opium Farmers Expand Plots To Supply US Heroin Boom
By Mark Stevenson (February 2, 2015) (Associated Press)

Trafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences
By Michael Tarn (January 27, 2015) (A.P.)

Chicago twins who helped bring down cartel boss El Chapo to be sentenced
By Jason Meisner (January 26, 2015) (Chicago Tribune)

What Ever Happened To The Ad War On Drugs?
By E.J. Schultz ( March 2014 ) (Advertising Age)

Seattle Police Test Taking Drug Offenders Straight To Treatment
By Maggie Clark ( November 2011 ) (State Line Staff Writer)

Breakthrough In U.S. Drug Sentencing Reform
The fair sentencing act and the unfinished reform agenda

By Kara Gotsch (November 2011) (The sentencing project)


* If Marijuana becomes legal it must be in pill form only, because smoking
causes cancer and you can't sell raw or plant material at the pharmacy. Drug companies would be better off creating
a synthetic or generic version. Also, violence against children starts when the parents don't have drugs, or they are out
instead of when they have drugs. Legalizing addicting drugs will also break up marriages because their
partner will be with anyone that has drugs. Because of the cost, it will put some children in a whole new
level of poverty. It's Friday and when some cash their checks they buy lottery tickets, cigarettes, beer
and now recreational pot with the latter being the biggest expense

*Eradicate Not Incarcerate
The Mexican and Colombian government have almost quit participating in eradication programs
followed by Bolivia, Peru and Guatemala. They claim growers are only going higher in mountain regions and they're not
making progress. But this means they are on the run, and they should not decrease eradications, they should increase.
These coca growing countries actually get very little money for these programs compared to the cost of crimes
related to drugs in the US. They are claiming that chemical eradication is ruining future agriculture
farmland and that is okay because the US is willing to pay to have it hand eradicated. Agriculture officials
are complaining of bad erosion problems because of the way they leave the property - All parties involved
including small farm owners are complaining that they are no programs to help farmers plant and sell their produce or
guaranteed buyers. Now they are claiming that because cannabis is becoming legal in the US and available
in many states why should they eradicate. The only reason cannabis is becoming legal in the US is because the
quality of cannabis coming out of Mexico and Colombia is so poor because they have long concentrated
on coca and poppy that Americans want the high-grade cannabis grown in the US and in green houses.
Growing coca is the only means small farmers can keep their property and farms are constantly
pressuring their government to leave them alone or offer financial assistance especially in Bolivia and Peru
where coca growing is legal in selected areas. It's costing Mexican and Colombians jobs not being able to hand
eradicate cocoa plants and maybe replant to stop erosion. Mexico must come up with a better eradication
program and instead of soldiers pulling up coca they should give job opportunities to ordinary citizens and
the soldiers only purpose would be to secure the area for the safety of the eradicators and maybe consider
private contractors who might bid on each plot to be eradicated. They can make a above average wage.
Eliminating eradication is causing an incredible crime wave in the US

* When the US government wants to get serious about getting narcotics out of reach to teenagers, they will have
to start enforcing the laws they already have. Multiple prescriptions are currently legal and some pharmacies
don't check for multiple subscriptions and rely on the honor system - These prescription drugs should
never have gotten in the hands of teenagers and there could be litigation against drug companies that supplied
their teenagers' drugs and had them incarcerated

* Pseudoephedrine is a poor substitute for ephedrine and was never meant to be abused. It can cause permanent
mental health problems. Whether it's from Mexico or America, don't use this type of meth or any other type of drug.
China, India and Germany are the world's largest manufacturer of (ATS) amphetamine type stimulants. 80% of all
drug arrests in Japan are meth related.

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