-- The Cartels are also involved in Human Trafficking. --
That may be so but such crimes (which are real crimes with real victims) cannot be stemmed when all the resources are being wasted on the war against personal liberties. That war SUCKS RESOURCES like a black hole, because you will never ever stop consumption. But human trafficking, extortion rackets and kidnapping can be stopped when resources are released to focus on those crimes.
Basic economics: You cannot use scarce resources for two different things at the same time; you have to make a choice.