Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
US claims success in war on drugs
10-07-2007, 10:46 PM,
#1
US claims success in war on drugs
Quote:US claims success in war on drugs
John Walters - 1/3/2005
Mr Walters credits Mexican efforts for part of the success
The top US drugs official has said anti-drug efforts are having the best results of the past 20 years.

John Walters, head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, said cocaine shortages had led to a jump in prices in 37 American cities.

Efforts on both sides of the Mexican border have disrupted the flow of all drugs into the US, Mr Walters said.

But he said it had not yet been proven if the results could be sustained over the long term.

Mexican traffickers extradited

Mr Walters was speaking as the US and Mexico work out the details of an aid plan - expected to total $1bn - for Mexico to help combat drug cartels.

About 90% of the cocaine entering the US comes through Mexico.

"What's happened for the first time in two decades is we now see widespread reports of cocaine shortages in the United States," Mr Walters said.

Thirty-seven cities had reported "the lack of the ability to receive wholesale amounts, kilo amounts, of cocaine in the quantities previously supplied at prices previously charged", he said.

As a result of the drop in supply, the price of cocaine had increased by 24% and nearly doubled in some cities.

The drugs tsar credited Mexican President Felipe Calderon for some of the success.

He said US investigators had been working closely with Mexican authorities in their fight against the drug cartels.

Since Mr Calderon took office in December he has sent 25,000 soldiers and police to Mexican provinces plagued by drug violence and it seems to be working, says the BBC's Duncan Kennedy in Mexico City.

Several high-profile Mexican traffickers have been extradited to the US in recent months.

Mr Walters also said that fewer American workers were showing positive on drug tests and that there were fewer cocaine-related hospital admissions.

The real challenge, he said, would be maintaining the results over the long term.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7025308.stm
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Thumbs Up How to Make Money Selling Drugs - Instructional Video CharliePrime 1 674 10-04-2013, 07:54 PM
Last Post: thokling
  CIA-DoD Death Squads & Mexican corruption intertwined, War for Drugs Continues h3rm35 7 2,894 09-06-2012, 12:35 AM
Last Post: h3rm35
  How the Militarized War on Drugs in Latin America Benefits Transnational Corporations mexika 0 711 08-07-2012, 10:56 PM
Last Post: mexika
  U.S. Tells South America to Shut Up About Legalizing Drugs mexika 0 642 03-01-2012, 02:12 AM
Last Post: mexika
  The War On Drugs Is A $2.5 Trillion Racket: How Big Banks, Private Military Com mexika 0 858 07-12-2011, 08:40 AM
Last Post: mexika
  Legalise drugs, says former defence secretary TriWooOx 1 858 03-24-2011, 11:21 PM
Last Post: Beostein
  CIA funnels drugs into poor US neighborhoods mexika 1 1,281 01-30-2011, 12:59 AM
Last Post: springhawk
  Government proposes to scrap need for scientific advice on drugs policy mothandrust 0 764 12-06-2010, 01:22 PM
Last Post: mothandrust
  Partners in Crime: The U.S. Secret State and Mexico's "War on Drugs" mexika 1 830 09-20-2010, 03:15 PM
Last Post: persecuted in alberni
  Our 'war on drugs' has been an abysmal failure. Just look at Mexico mexika 1 745 09-13-2010, 11:36 PM
Last Post: persecuted in alberni

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)