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Unformatted text preview: Transportation Improvement Plan TLMT500 Rosalyn Hillery Professor Ernest Hughes American Military University Introduction The logistical system is the lifeline to the majority of supply chains. A person can attribute the movement of products that we during their everyday travels that do include products that are loaded onto trucks, planes, vessels, and trains to logistics. This can include things that are not supposed to be aboard any of these modalities; such as hazardous materials, humans, as well as prohibited narcotics. The United States just so happens to be the largest buyer of narcotics; more specifically cocaine. The American is ready and willing to buy, whether it is for personal use or for redistribution. There have been numerous movies and documentaries that have recalled real life stories of how Americans have actually smuggled cocaine from Colombia via and available modality. A documentary that comes to mind is American Gangster. There just really seemed to be an urgency in getting the product back to the United Sates by any means necessary. According to Bartilow and Eom, right now, there is a great demand and what appears to be a never ending supply. Even though the drugs are illegally shipped, they still fall under the same logistical shipping methods. There was an order for the product, the order was placed, raw material was processed, perhaps it had to be manufactured, it was shipped from its storage point, transported to the client that ordered, and then distributed or used for personal consumption. With all of that being said, this is one of the reasons that there are more security measures in places at sea ports and airports. This is one of the reasons that law enforcement will randomly conduct a vehicle inspection on truck drivers, but even with all of the security measures in place someone will slip right through the cracks and end up getting the drugs into the hands of a criminal. References Bartilow, Horace A. and Eom, Kihong. (2009). Free Traders and Drug Smugglers: The Effects of Trade Openness on States’ Ability to Combat Drug Trafficking. Retrieved from Decker, Scott H and Chapman, Margaret Townsend. (2008). Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling: Lessons from the Inside. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. ...
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  • Spring '16
  • Illegal drug trade, cocaine, Smuggling, Bartilow

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