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NCJ Number: 135824 Find in a Library
Title: General Debate: Examination of the World Situation With Respect to Drug Abuse, Including the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action: Measures to Control and Reduce Illicit Trafficking
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Narcotic Drugs
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
Publication Number: E/CN.7/1992/3
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents resolutions developed at international meetings focusing on drug law enforcement and describes trends in illicit drug trafficking and drug law enforcement in Africa, Central and South America, Asia and the Pacific, and the Near and Middle East.
Abstract: The resolutions recommended national legislation in countries that do not currently regulate clandestine drug manufacturing laboratories, increased training and technical assistance for drug law enforcement, and other actions. Speakers reported that the African region is facing a major problem of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking, particularly with respect to heroin, amphetamines, methaqualone, and, to a lesser extent, heroin. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the major problems are cocaine and marijuana. Drug trafficking has also increased in Asia and the Pacific and threatens the national security, economic stability, and social order of several countries. The Near and Middle East are also a major producer and market for opiates and marijuana and a growing illicit market for other drugs, particularly fenetylline. The speakers also agreed that internal body concealment and false luggage compartments and linings are among the most frequently used methods to transport drugs. The improved use of intelligence has aided law enforcement efforts.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug smuggling; International agreements
Note: Commission on Narcotics Drugs, 35th Session, Vienna, Austria, April 6-15, 1992
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