They aim to first of all constrain the activities of the drug cartels and cut their reach into the US where they have a market base. They are to find ways to deprive them of their means and infrastructure after they have constrained them which will mean cutting into the economic base of the cartels and crippling their mass movement of the drugs. This is expected to shrink their activities and ultimately defeat them (Astorga and Shirk, 2010).This is not expected to be easy based on the fact that the US law enforcement is much more diplomatic and follows the legal rules to the letter in any crime operation while the Mexican law enforcement officers are almost the exact opposite as they use force and sometimes brutal force on criminals and suspects. The operation and strategies are bound to be delayed and results not attained as planned but they are bound to be attained someday, they just need time to be implemented and countermeasures developed as well.The transnational crime on drug trafficking is stronger and the statistics of the resultant effects such as death and missing people report way higher in Mexico and in the US. Compared to other nations with similar transnational crime, Mexico also rates the highest. This is attributed to their corrupt law enforcement officials, the fear also from the officials especially after disappearance and death of their colleagues from the drug trade as well as the death threats they receive for themselves and their family members. Other challenges associated with the high statistics are the fact that the laws and the legal system of Mexico in general. Analysis of Transnational Crime.
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