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NCJ Number: 135828 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 1991
Corporate Author: International Narcotics Control Board
United Nations Vienna International Centre
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: International Narcotics Control Board
Vienna 1400, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 92-1-148086-8
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: The illicit production, trafficking, and abuse of drugs, together with accompanying violence and corruption of public officials, imperil public health in almost all countries, cost human lives and productivity, threaten political stability, undermine economies, and cause environmental harm.
Abstract: Data on drug seizures show that drug trafficking organizations in South America, Western Europe, and Southeast Asia continue to be involved in joint ventures to smuggle heroin and cocaine and are spreading their operations to new countries and territories. The cost in human life and suffering has been intensified by the spread of HIV infection by intravenous drug abuse. Nevertheless, some positive developments occurred in 1991. Surveys show stabilization or decline in the abuse of some drugs, and community involvement to address the problem is increasing. In addition, additional countries became parties to the 1961, 1971, and 1988 United Nations Conventions on Drug Abuse. In the future, increased efforts are needed to prevent drug abuse, to treat it effectively, and to strengthen national and international drug law enforcement.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug smuggling
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug manufacturing; Drug use; International Narcotics Control Board
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