Talk:Illegal drug trade

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  • Cleanup : the rest of the article for grammar and content, so it matches the new intro
  • Expand : to cover all drugs traded illegally
  • Verify : the intro paragraph, and eventually the rest too
  • Wikify : the intro paragraph should be a summary of statements referenced in the body


Unsourced info removed[edit]

I have removed some info that has remained too long while unsourced:

In Mexico desperate teens everywhere are struggling for even the smallest increments of money. Some teens will go as far as to accept $300 to take illegal narcotics over the US border to recipients.Drug dealers claim that, because the children are minors, they will have no problem in the event that they are caught.[citation needed]

This is a very specific claim, it needs its source.JacobiJonesJr (talk) 04:29, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

This statement in the article is not supported by the reference[edit]

"An estimated $10bn of the Mexican drug cartel’s profits come from the United States, not only supplying the Mexican drug cartels with the profit necessary for survival, but also furthering America's economic dependence on drugs.[46]"

The language is confused and imprecise. The reference does not say that America is ECONOMICALLY DEPENDENT ON (Mexican Cartel Supplied) DRUGS. Certain individuals may be chemically dependent on drugs supplied by Mexican cartels, and that might possibly lead to economic dependence of the Mexican Cartels on this source of income - but that is not at all what the article actually states. this selection needs ordinary editing for precision.

Joel Gruhn joelgn@yahoo.com

68.228.150.177 (talk) 05:11, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Article Inquiry[edit]

I am looking for articles about how much money the US government makes from drugs(heroin, coke, crack, etc) and also articles on weather the US is allowing drugs to continue to get through the boarders in order to make money. Anybody see the movie Kill the Messenger Jringom (talk) 04:29, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

This really isn't a general forum to discuss illegal drug trade. I would hope this article already has estimates of the monetary value of globabl drug seizures. Sizeofint (talk) 23:52, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
@Jringom: Kill the Messenger (2014 film) is about Gary Webb's investigative series. As when he first published, I am inclined to believe his findings, but in order to make a balanced presentation we'd need a larger section about national-level drug smuggling from the days of the British tea trade on through to Noreiga. It does seem worth doing. But for love's sake learn wikt:borders vs. wikt:boarders, because you shot your foot badly there. Wnt (talk) 18:45, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

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