Who is the main drug supplier in drug trafficking into the U.S.A?
This is the distribution of cocaine into U.S.A
The U.S. Mexico border is the main entrance for drug smugglers smuggling cocaine into the U.S.. 65% of cocaine is smuggled there.The most coca is harvested in Bolivia and other Andean nations. It is refined to cocaine to sell in the U.S. and other countries.
A cocaine trafficker can earn an estimate of $150 million per year. Mostly undeveloped countries are the main source to selling cocaine to the more developed countries.This gives the, an economic foothold through estimated $400 billion in profit per year. U.S. is one of the biggest customers for these drug selling countries. It has created organized crime in these undeveloped countries. (SOURCE#2)
Drug Trafficking is a dangerous, illegal profession. It is 8% of the World's trade revenue and is extremely profitable.(SOURCE#3)
Some countries even did it to try to cripple the U.S.A economy. (SOURCE #5)
28-200 g.: Mandatory 3 yrs. and minimum $10,000;
200-400 g.: Mandatory 5 yrs. and minimum $15,000;
Over 400 g.: mandatory 10 yrs. and minimum $25,000;
Maximum sentence life; maximum fine $100,000. Trafficking: double penalties.
Transport/import 3-5 yrs.;
County to noncontinuous county: 3, 6, or 9 yrs.
All sentencing is to be done pursuant to sentencing guidelines: 28-200 g.: $50,000 and 3 yrs.;
200-400 g.: $100,000 and 7 yrs.;
400 g.-150 kg.: 15 yrs. and $250,000;
Over 150 kg.: 1st degree felony with life imprisonment
Trafficking drugs in 1st degree; Delivery associated/attempt to deliver: 150-450 g.: Class A felony: More than 450 g.: Class A felony term without parole; 2-6 g: cocaine base (crack): Class A felony; Over 6 g.: Class A felony, term without parole;
Trafficking in 2nd degree: Buying/ attempting to buy: 150-450 g.: Class B felony;More than 450 g.: Class A felony;
2-6 g. cocaine base (crack): Class B felony;
Over 6 g.: Class A felony (SOURCE#4)
Drug trafficking into the U.S. is mostly smuggled in on the Mexican-American boarder by countries in South and Central America. Drug smuggling is a dangerous job but extremely profitable. Countries use it to get economical equality with other countries.
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