Drug Trafficking Essay

Drug Trafficking


Professor Termaine Garden

April 29, 2014

Drug Trafficking


Attention Getter: I’m sure more than half you have watched a movie or documentary that had to

do with drugs.

Credibility: I once saw a movie called “Maria Full of Grace”, and it was based on drug

trafficking. It showed one of the many ways they go about smuggling drugs, and it sparked an

interest in me choosing this topic and looking into it more.

Audience Relevance: Want to know what a drug mule looks like? Well if you look in the mirror

that can be one answer. There is no “look” for a drug mule. Every single person involved in drug

trafficking is doing it for the money they will make.

Thesis: Today I will be informing you on drug trafficking. First, on a few methods used to

smuggle in the drugs. Second, the countries that are known for drug trafficking. And lastly, ways

that they are trying to be prevented.

(Transition): Now I am going to share with you three different methods people have tried to

sneak in narcotics into the country illegally.


I: Methods of drug trafficking:

A) In an article that I had read, Heroin Implants Turned Puppies Into Drug Mules, the

drug traffickers had used puppies. The drug trafficker had used 10 puppies from

Medellin, Colombia and surgically implanted packets of heroin into the puppies’

bodies to ship them to the United States. They tried making the puppies seem as

“show puppies” so that they would get through customs easier.

a) 3 puppies died after they were saved because of the drugs.

B) In another article, To Smuggle More Drugs, Traffickers Go Under the Sea, drug

traffickers have come up with a new way to try and smuggle drugs into the United

States. They used a submarine across the Caribbean Sea. The submarine that was

caught trying to smuggle in contraband, had several tons of cocaine. In the article it

was also stated that there are now three new submarines that are “capable of traveling

underwater from South America to the coast of the United States.”.
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