Human and Drug Trafficking Scenario Analysis

April 7, 2016

Drug Trafficking Poses a Major Problem for Europe

SITUATION A European Union report published Tuesday, said the bloc’s citizens spend more than €24 billion ($27.3 billion) every year on illegal drugs such as cannabis and heroin. The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction estimates that 22 million EU residents have used cannabis last year, generating about...

 

March 3, 2016

Drug Smuggling Caught in Southeast Asian Countries

SITUATION A total of 158 Nigerians are waiting to be executed over drug trafficking offenses in China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, the Nigerian Senate revealed on Tuesday. Senator Gbenga B. Ashafa noted that Malaysian authorities have again issued a strong statement that 40% of the foreigners being arrested from drug...

 

February 6, 2016

Nexus between Drug Trafficking and Terror Insurgency

SITUATION ‘The influence of drugs on global security and sustainable development is high,’ said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in an address at the Anti-Drug Conference in 2015. The stakes have soared across recent years, with illicit drug trafficking generating some $320 billion annually – funds that ultimately fuel violence...