Global Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. UNODC is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their dynamics.

Global Drug Trafficking is a major issue in multiple countries including the United States. More people are buying, selling and using drugs. People think it is a fast way to get money not knowing all the risks. Drug trafficking has continuously increased becoming a major issue that involves government involvement, laws were created, produced annually, and the destroy many lives. Drugs and drug trade becoming a fast spreading through the high school systems.High school is known for the drug marijuana also known as pot or weed. There cases of kids dropping out of school due to using and distributing drugs. Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving distribution, which are the reasons for the drug prohibition laws. Heroin consumption or distribution of  430-450. Democratic republic produces 50 tons, while the rest 380 tons of heroin and morphine is produced exclusively from Afghan. 5 tons are consumed and the otehr 375 tons is distributed globally. There are many laws that are created to stop drug trafficking in and out of countries  The punishment for drug trafficking can vary widely depending on the type and amount of drugs involved, the type of drugs, and whether if children was targeted. Sentences for drug distribution and trafficking can generally range from 3-5 to life in prison. Drug trafficking/distribution is a felony and is a more serious crime than drug possession. if you are found in possession of drugs you could be charged with trafficking if you intended to sell them. If you are found with a large amount of drugs or cash at the tim of your arrest, it is likely you will be facing drug distribution charges.

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