Professor Termaine Garden
April 29, 2014
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.”.