Drug trafficking. This is a type of crime that is generally speaking not that well understood amongst the average Americans. For the most part, people don’t really know what occurs with drug trafficking, or what all it entails. In this article, we will define drug trafficking, and we will show some of the more intricate “tricks of the trade” that drug traffickers use to transport addictive substances across the United States.
First of all, what is drug trafficking? Drug trafficking is defined as simply the transportation of addictive substances and illegal narcotics from one point to the next. One could traffic a drug across the entire nation or just across the city. The term simply means the illegal activity of transporting mind-altering substances from one spot to the next.
Though we may not know about it (because we never really see it) drug trafficking occurs all across the United States, every day of the week, and is perpetrated by millions of Americans daily. All one has to do is look in their local news newspaper under the crime section and they will find several incidences of drug busts were police officers have caught other individuals attempting to move drug products from one spot to the next with the intention of selling those drugs to other people. This is a pretty serious crime, as it is the sole contributor to the spread of addictive substances across the nation.
Did you know that you can do your part to prevent drug trafficking, even if you don’t work in law enforcement? If the average American knew what to look for to spot trafficking and suspicious behavior that alluded to trafficking, we might be able to reduce this problem significantly. In the list below are some of the more common methods and means for moving drug products from one place to the next. Keep in mind, in each of these categories, there are several different variations of the category that are always changing and developing and improving, so law enforcement officers need to be aware of that:
The above are the most common methods of drug trafficking, but they are by no means the only methods. How drugs are trafficked into and through the States varies a lot depending on the scale and size of the organization that is trafficking them and which trafficking methods fits their resources and needs best.
The important thing to remember is that we must stay vigilant and we must stay aware of these risks and threats, and we must work towards apprehending those involved in such crimes. It is one thing to develop a drug habit and fall prey to an addiction. When this happens to people, they should be helped with the assistance of a treatment program. But when people knowingly transport and sell drugs to other people, when they knowingly get other people addicted and when they knowingly get people hooked on drugs that might kill them, this is very much so a criminal offense and should be dealt with accordingly.