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The US-Mexico border area in now essentially the most risky on this planet. the diversity of illegal activity on the border now extends past medicinal drugs to incorporate the smuggling of palms, humans, cars, and environmentally harmful elements. This name defines the truth of the location.

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By John Bailey, Roy Goodson

The US-Mexico border area in now essentially the most risky on this planet. the diversity of illegal activity on the border now extends past medicinal drugs to incorporate the smuggling of palms, humans, cars, and environmentally harmful elements. This name defines the truth of the location.

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According to Source “A” it was generally through the arrests of organized crime figures and the seizures of their contraband goods (such as stolen cars, drugs, weapons, or television sets) that these individuals were sent to jail and their goods confiscated and turned over to Hacienda. The drugs would be turned over to the prosecutor for destruction, while Hacienda would sell the contraband items and give 40 percent of the profits of these sales to the federal law enforcement officials. It was in this manner that the police survived.

L. ”22 Organized Crime and Politics in Mexico 45 Source “A” advised that La Copa had been a traditional means of corruption within the law-enforcement institutions of Mexico. However, in the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, the DFS, in the name of national security and with total license granted by the presidential office to attack the enemies of the system, took corruption to a new level with its greed and dictatorial powers. “DFS’s primary mission in the 1960s was as an anti-guerrilla force to combat the National Revolutionary Civic Association (ACNR), and later the Party of the Poor and the Mexican People’s Party.

Maverick law enforcement officers in the interior communities may commit corrupt acts in isolated incidences. But corruption is not ongoing or widespread in law enforcement agencies and does not reach into the judiciary. S. 2 Borderlands: Images of the Political-Criminal Nexus Bureaucratic Efficacy V. Marginal Corruption Effective federal and state supervision of field offices Effective border control forces and state-local police VI. Decentralized, Targeted Corruption Ineffective federal and state supervision of field offices Ineffective internal checks on border control forces and police Nature of Criminal Organizations Scope of Criminal Activity Dispersed, fragmented; sporadic contact with law enforcement; subordinate to government Transnational, subnational, local; limited to police and border control forces Patterned and continuous activity; subordinate to government Transnational, subnational, local; affects police, border control, judiciary and local government of field offices 22 John Bailey and Roy Godson fessionalized media maintain a degree of surveillance, and the electorate punishes corruption (which builds in automatic electoral checks).

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