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Every day the U.S. border patrol has to constantly keep an eye out for the smuggling of drugs by Mexican Cartels. There has been much violence due to this drug problem that has left many people near the border killed and is allowing more criminals to obtain these weapons. A lot of this attention goes to the U.S. because many of the weapons utilized in the “drug war” are U.S. made and is interfering with trading relations amongst both the U.S. and Mexico. With this current violent situation in Mexico this has transformed the flow of weapons to an even larger scale.
During the mid-2000’s former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon announced his war on the cartels and led to a crackdown against these organizations, along with assistance with the U.S. Ever since then over 40,000 people have been killed due to this violence which has been taking place near the U.S. Mexico border. Even though the United States has invested its funds to counter the drug trafficking, it’s been preoccupied on its border policies and targeting drug users on the main land. This has made it difficult for Mexico …