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NCJ Number: 157820 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 1990
Corporate Author: International Narcotics Control Board
United Nations Vienna International Centre
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: International Narcotics Control Board
Vienna 1400, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 92-1-148082-5
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This report analyzes the drug control situation worldwide, with emphasis on the production, trafficking, and abuse of drugs as well as the responses of the international community and individual countries.
Abstract: During 1990, interlocking criminal trafficking organizations, well financed and heavily armed, murdered presidential candidates and scores of innocent victims, many of them children, in different countries. Nevertheless, the democratic institutions in Colombia and Peru, two countries most affected, have survived. Moreover, law enforcement efforts resulted in the apprehension of several kingpin traffickers and the disruption of drug trafficking organizations. The pressure and enforcement actions also resulted in at least a temporary increase in the price of coca leaf in some producing areas. In addition, officials in a number of countries estimate that the abuse of certain drugs has declined or stabilized in some parts of society. Nevertheless, trafficking organizations, often in conjunction with terrorists, continue to form links within countries, within regions, and interregionally. Organizations in South America and Western Europe may be using each others' routes in a joint venture to smuggle cocaine to Europe and heroin to North America. Seizure data also reveal that such linkages are being established between Southeast Asian traffickers and criminal organizations elsewhere. The International Narcotics Control Board believes that resolute efforts by the countries concerned could have a significant impact on the problem. Reducing demand is particularly important; treatment and prevention approaches should be carefully evaluated.
Main Term(s): International drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug abuse; Drug law offenses
Note: DCC
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