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Dope Wars

  1. 1. War on Drugs By: David S. Rogers, Duane Aul, Josh Hanchett, Danny Bowen
  2. 2. Facts about the Cocaine Industry <ul><li>Columbia produces over 882 tons per year </li></ul><ul><li>Columbian peasants harvest the coca plant </li></ul><ul><li>Columbian peasants sell harvest coca plant for $500 to $600 per kilo to drug lords </li></ul><ul><li>One kilo in Columbia cost $1,500 </li></ul><ul><li>One kilo in the United States cost $30,000 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Breakdown of Drug Cartel <ul><li>Drug Lord </li></ul><ul><li>Runners </li></ul><ul><li>Street Dealers </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Users </li></ul>
  4. 4. Drug Lords <ul><li>Have Supreme Control </li></ul><ul><li>Oversee the entire process </li></ul><ul><li>Stay mainly out of the action </li></ul><ul><li>Receive major profit </li></ul>
  5. 5. Runners <ul><li>Take the biggest risk </li></ul><ul><li>Transport cargo </li></ul><ul><li>Carry drugs into the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Receive minimal profit </li></ul>
  6. 6. Street Dealers <ul><li>Sell drugs in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Report back to the Drug Lords </li></ul><ul><li>Receive a minimal profit </li></ul>
  7. 7. Drug Users <ul><li>Are everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs do not discriminate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teenagers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>House wives </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Drug Distribution Routes used by smugglers to enter United States
  9. 9. Drug Routes
  10. 10. Operation Green Air
  11. 11. Northern Drug Route
  12. 12. Operation Tarpit
  13. 13. Drug Distribution Methods used by smugglers
  14. 14. Tractor Trailers
  15. 15. Aircraft
  16. 16. Boats
  17. 17. Speed Boats
  18. 18. Cargo Ships
  19. 19. Commercial Aircraft
  20. 20. Tunnels
  21. 21. Rail Car
  22. 22. Human Mules
  23. 23. Combating Cartels <ul><li>Columbia 70%-90% of Cocaine </li></ul><ul><li>882 tons annually </li></ul><ul><li>Profitable crop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coca $2-3/ kilo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coffee $1/ kilo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bananas 20 cents/ kilo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>30 year life span of crop </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest 6x per year </li></ul>
  24. 24. Combating Cartels <ul><li>Fight money laundering </li></ul><ul><li>Prosecute- manufactures, farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Break up Cartels </li></ul><ul><li>Change Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Help farmers switch crops </li></ul><ul><li>Economic sanctions </li></ul>
  25. 25. Combating Cartels <ul><li>$$$ and Military </li></ul><ul><li>$1.9 billion to aid </li></ul><ul><li>63 attack helicopters </li></ul><ul><li>2-950 man counter narcotics teams </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control 40% of Columbia </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. The Law Its Fight Against The Drug Trade
  27. 27. City Wide, Street Level, Straight Up, Good Old Fashion “American” Law Enforcement <ul><li>Buy and Bust techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Observation of Sale and Arrest </li></ul><ul><li>The Arrest of Users who Appear in the Market to buy </li></ul><ul><li>Undercover Ops </li></ul>
  28. 28. Gang-bangers/Street Thugs <ul><li>Major Players of the Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for Dealing on the Streets </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing Gangs as Organized Crime Enterprises. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Using Mafia Style Enforcement Tactics <ul><li>Informants </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Witnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term Undercover Investigations </li></ul>
  30. 30. Bringing Justice to the Unjust <ul><li>Using the Full Letter of the Law </li></ul><ul><li>Conspiracy </li></ul><ul><li>Extortion </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement in Criminal Enterprises </li></ul>
  31. 31. The Mexican Border <ul><li>Cooperation between Federal Law Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Special Multi-Agency Headquarters Positioned Along the Border </li></ul><ul><li>US Marshals, FBI, Border Patrol, Immigration, Sheriffs, U.S. Customs, DEA and Highway Patrol </li></ul><ul><li>They Coordinate Investigations, Special Ops, Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite imagery/intelligence, Communication, Video Links to field operations </li></ul>
  32. 32. Military <ul><li>Trains Police in Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Special Ops </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Dispatches Vessels to patrol the oceans along Central America </li></ul><ul><li>Coast Guard </li></ul><ul><li>Patrol the skies using Choppers, Planes and Coast Guard Cutters </li></ul>
  33. 33. The End Any Questions?

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