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This paper examines two research articles (Foreign nationals and Drug Smuggling" by Fenlon, Frost, Harper, 1999 and SPAWN HQ "Criminal Intelligence") on the illicit drug trade in regards to Britain and Canada's borders. This paper then goes on to examine a study also carried out by the RCMP that looks at the drug problem in Canada as of 2007, and answers the following question: is Canada a key player in the drug trade business?
From the Paper:''The most popular trafficked drug British researchers are finding getting across the border is cocaine followed closely by cannabis. Cocaine is worth more than marijuana therefore class A is the name given to cocaine and class B drugs refers to cannabis (Fenlon, Frost, Harper, 1999). Fenlon, Frost, and Harper (1999), found that of the 1,715 drug traffickers arrested males were overrepresented in trafficking class A drugs where as females were found carrying class B.
''A similar study called project SPAWN took place in Canada's largest airports. Project SPAWN took place between January 2005 and August 2007, and used various resources from The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), municipal police departments, intelligence collected from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and the Canadian border services agency (CBSA) (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2007).''
Sample of Sources Used:
- Fenlon, M., Frost, M., Harper, R. (1999). Foreign nationals and drug smuggling. Journal of probation, 46, 266-267.
- Fernandez-Kelly, P., Massey, D. (2007). Borders for whom? The role of NAFTA in Mexico-U.S. Migration. Journal of The ANNALS of American Academy of political and social science, 610(98), 98-373.
- Gregory, F. (1991). Border control systems and border controllers: A case study of the British police response to proposals for Europe Sans Frontiers. Journal of public policy and administration, 6(1), 39-50.
- RCMP criminal intelligence. (2007, August 10). Project SPAWN; A strategic assessment of criminal activity and organized crime infiltration at Canada's class 1 airports. www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Retrieved from HQ_Criminal_Intelligence@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
- RCMP criminal intelligence. (2008, September 3). Drug situation in Canada. www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Retrieved from http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/drugs-drogues/pdf/drug-drogue-situation-2007-eng.pdf
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