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TitleWithout Federal Funds, Border Counties Struggle to Prosecute Minor Drug Cases
News OrganizationNBC Bay Area

NBC Bay Area -- The fight over money undoubtedly has a ripple effect throughout the drug smuggling business, observers said. When U.S. attorneys set weight thresholds for drug prosecution, traffickers immediately start smuggling smaller loads, said David Shirk, a professor at the University of San Diego and an expert on drug trafficking. (Full Story

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