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San Diego Drug Rehab

San Diego  is a coastal Southern California city located in the southwestern corner of the continental United States. As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 1,256,951. It is the second largest city in California and the eighth largest city in the United States. It is the county seat of San Diego County and is the economic center of the San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos metropolitan area, the 17th-largest metro area in the U.S. with a population of 2.9 million as of 2006, and the 21st largest Metropolitan area in the Americas when including Tijuana (See San Diego-Tijuana Metro.).

For many years our country has struggled to keep drugs coming from Mexico from entering our borders. Drugs bought in the United States fund drug cartels as far away as Colombia. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that worsens every year. Authorities are at a loss for how to win the War on Drugs.  San Diego is one the cities with the most drug trafficking problems. This is due to its location on the U.S. Mexico border. The National boundary is all that separates San Diego from Tijuana. It is one of the busiest border crossing sites in the country. It creates a bottleneck of traffic and over a million people cross through the border every day.

With this many people going in and out of the United States every day it is virtually impossible to check all of the vehicles and pedestrians as they are traveling. The drug cartels are using the shotgun approach. They know that some of there vehicles will get stopped and some people will get caught, but if they send enough through, the ones that make it will more than make up for a few losses. Due to it being the entry point for drug smugglers into the U. S., San Diego is a place where drugs can be bought for a much cheaper price than the rest of the Country. In the rest of the country, drugs have to be smuggled through many different points and the risk of getting caught is much higher which creates a price increase. Due to the low prices of drugs in San Diego, the problem of drugs is taking its toll on the people living there. Many drug dealers and their suppliers will travel to San Diego in order to get cheaper drugs and take them back to their home towns where they can sell them for a profit.

The United States government has done a lot to try and put a stop to the drug traffickers bringing so many drugs and making so many profits from the illegal activity. The government puts together many task forces on the national, state and city levels. Unfortunately there is no international task force with the purpose of tracking drug cartels and trans-international activity. The United States does not share information with the Mexican government due to the immense corruption of government officials. So much time, energy and resources are spent on combating the drug problem in America. We have 25 percent of the World’s prison population in America, and we have only 5 percent of the general population. This just shows how strict the laws are and how stiff the penalties are. San Diego is the front line in the War on Drugs.


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