28 Jun 2018

Coca plant cultivation in Colombia tripled from 2013 to 2016, reversing a decades-long trend

A new UN report indicates that global cocaine production has reversed its long downwards trend since 2000, mostly due to increased government crackdowns. Recent methods of production, however, have enabled growers to skirt government efforts of decreasing production, and the amount produced has been rising since 2013. Colombia currently contributed

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15 Dec 2012

The International Drug Trade and West Africa: An Enforcement Quandary

“In the past decade, there has been significant growth in the illicit trafficking of drugs, people, firearms, and natural resources. Trafficking in these and other commodities is generally characterized by high levels of organization and the presence of strong criminal groups and networks. While such activities existed in the past,

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