We just can’t understand how with all the technology available, and the support from the people governments are still not able to solve the drug problem.
No matter what they do, it looks like the criminals are always a step ahead. It is a fact that the government has more human resources, better technology and funding. But they still can’t find a way to solve the drug problem that we’re all facing.
There’s only one way to explain why drug smuggling is not declining, despite the huge efforts from various organizations like the CIA, DEA and even the NSA.
The reason is simple; there’s a huge amount of money in stake.
If Pablo Escobar was able to take control of a whole country, why should we believe that things are different nowadays?
Did you know that at one point, Escobar’s organization was making $420 million a week, which totals almost $22 billion a year? That’s a huge amount of money.
In order to understand how profitable Escobar’s organization was, let us compare it with Berkshire Hathaway.
According to Fortune magazine, Warren Buffett’s holding company had an estimate of $22.9 billion profit in 2015. That’s just 900 hundred million dollars more than Escobar!
And if you think that the drug problem is going away, you’re wrong!
The U.S Coast Guard intercepted 16 tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1 billion!
The good thing is that the criminal organization that’s behind this will suffer. However, we still have a question that’s bothering us.
If they managed to seize cocaine with an estimated street value of $1 billion, how many of these drug smuggling operations succeed without notice?
The operation was a huge success because of a group effort of the following U.S. agencies; Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security.
“I am extremely proud of the crew of Coast Guard Cutter James and our embarked HITRON aviation detachment for a highly successful inaugural patrol,” said Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area.