The drug trafficking will never cease because there is too much money involved. Drug usage among the youth is not going away because there is nothing in life that makes them feel better. The only real solution to the drug problem is to stop it at the borders with drone surveillance and a drastic increase of officers, or make it legal and collect taxes followed by saving an enormous amount of money that has previously been used for policing the illegal actives and the cost of the legal procedures and the cost of imprisonment. The latter being an enormous amount of tax money saved.
The drug problem is so huge until the policing of the illegality has far surpassed the cost of policing the legal consequences. This problem has reached world wide portions; so much so until questions are arising as to whether there is a conspiracy in order to help the implementation of an one world order inspired by the new age movement. Using drugs does dummy-down the culture. Drug users no longer sense the value of long term goals. All objectives become very short term making it easier for a government to control them. The government becomes their long term objective. So, the cost is major when it comes to the intangibles such as freedoms and liberties. Plus, offenders become under the police system. In a sense, the police department is becoming a secondary government; especially, among the minorities. An artificial fence is being constructed around the undesirables of the ghetto areas.