Prohibition is the mother of criminal ingenuity. When the U.S. banned alcohol, bootleggers came up with all kinds of tricky innovations to get their booze past the feds and into the mouths of a thirsty public.
Today, the drug war has given birth to genius inventions like the pneumatic pot cannon (see slide two). In this gallery, we've rounded up the five most absurd and outrageous machines smugglers have used to dodge border patrol and coast guard to meet the huge black market demand.
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If they could liquify the drugs they could send them through a pipeline. It wouldn't be as noticeable as a tunnel, but they would still have to set it up to cross the border somehow.
It’s astounding the motivation of dollar to create can bring good and bad.
Similar to computer hackers and people who program and create viruses, these bad people could use their intelligence, hard work and skills for good, yet they rather do harm.
I find it all so strange of what the power of greed can do.
Hey,how about quadrotors to deliver nose candy instead of intelligence/medical supplies? www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-04/5-drones-help-disaster-boston-marathon-bombing
What about we legalize everything and take away the profit motive?
You forget about 2 types of addictions, one being the drug user and two the seller of these drugs being addicted to money. Making the drugs legal will not eliminate those two addictions, but just ease access to them.
What you thought the drug lords went to all that effort to bring drugs to USA for the joy of it, lol? MONEY MONEY MONEY and the greed of MONEY is what the drug lords are about! As you higher need of addiction rises, so will the price of drugs to you or the drug lord will just give you a more addictive drug, to ensure you will pay later. Do you really think the seller of drugs or the drug lords are just being your friend, lol?
AnyIcon if availability goes up price will go way down. So there will be less profit for anyone selling drugs.
Also demand is not likely to go up by much, if at all.
Would YOU start taking drugs just because it was legal?
Well why do you assume everyone else would?
Why would anyone pay a lot to a shady dealer for something they can get cheap in any grocery?
None of this is new. It has already been proven with alcohol.
How many gangs do you see selling alcohol?
Is our society falling apart because alcohol is legal?
So why do you expect any drug to be different?
You cant stop anyone from taking drugs. You can only make it more difficult to obtain, and therefore more profitable to sell.
Lessons were learned during the prohibition against alcohol in the 20`s and 30`s; proliferation of crime climbed and the organised criminal agencies grew in power and their tactics became more severe. Look @ what your government has spent to date on the war on drugs campaign, since its inception.6 Trillion $? The government needs to look at this and determine what should be softened; Marijuana would be a good start.
Tommy B. Roberts
The US moral majority has been trying to pass legislation on everything from sex to alcohol. You can never win against basic human nature. Politically correct is censorship! Like the Eighteenth Amendment was soooo wrong, but they keep trying. Religion is the bane of society I feel not the savior. The drug war is just another example of people wanting the pain to stop. Legalize it like in Great Briton and the profit for theft is gone because they can register and get for free. Government creates its own problems!!!