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NCJ Number: 134991 Find in a Library
Title: Quest Review
Corporate Author: International Criminal Police Organization
General Secretariat
France
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 168
Sponsoring Agency: International Criminal Police Organization
92210 St Cloud, France
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English; French
Country: France
Annotation: Four papers discuss aspects of international drug trafficking and international efforts to counter it.
Abstract: The opening paper reviews international efforts to monitor and control precursors and essential chemicals that are used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The thrust of international efforts is to prevent the diversion of these chemicals to the illicit market. The second paper examines patterns and trends in the increased shipment of Southwest Asian heroin through Turkey into Europe from 1986 through the first half of 1991 as well as measures taken to counter this trafficking. A paper on "Drug Trafficking in the American Region -- 1990-1991" was presented by the ICPO-Interpol Drugs Liaison Officer for South America at the 12th American Regional Conference. The paper summarizes cocaine trafficking in Europe, describes the routes used to smuggle cocaine from source South American countries (primarily Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia) to the markets, and reviews recent international efforts to counter cocaine trafficking. A country report on Myanmar was originally presented by the Myanmar Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs at the Meeting of Senior Officials on Drug Abuse in Asia and the Pacific, February 13-15, 1991, in Tokyo. The paper reviews the historical background of drug abuse in Myanmar and measures taken to reduce supply and demand. For individual papers, see NCJ 134992-95.
Main Term(s): International drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Foreign laws; Illicit chemicals
Note: Also in Spanish and Arabic
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