Drug Smuggling

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Drug Smuggling

Drug smuggling is on a current up raise and there seems to be no way of

stunting it growth. But here a some ways some states are trying to slow the rate of

drug smuggling.

In Illinois there is a program called "Operation Cash Crop" or the OCC.

This is a combine of the ISP and the DEA. It's goal is to locate places where

marijuana is grown then destroy all of it's gardens. During the span of 1983-88

these "OCC" led to 442 arrest and destroyed over 2 million marijuana plants. And

in 1984 there was 64,300 plants destroyed along.

There is also a program called Operation Valkritre or O.V., this program

arrested 633 suspected drug smugglers and seized nearly 3,000 Kilograms of

marijuana and 2,000 kilograms of crack that was being brought into Illinois. More

then 3 quarters of these arrest were in 1988 alone.

Some of the thing that the government are trying to do to help stop this

horrible thing are sending the army out in the streets to help seize some of the

drugs on the streets, and the government is also putting more money into protect

the boarders from all immigrants bringing illegal drugs into the United States of

America. There is also a lot of money put into a huge wall/fence going across most

of the whole southern boarder line. Along the coast of the east side and the west

side are hundreds of check in places to help stop from letting in illegal drugs.

Here is a case about 21 sailors that were arrested for smuggling cocaine and

heroin to Italy. They have been doing those on a regular basis because most navy

trips can go through boarders without being check for illegal drugs. The sailors

were caught with 20...