Drug smuggling, and the endless battle to stop it

"There is fatal desperation inside Israel that makes it understandable, almost acceptable, for a youngster to take a drug like Ecstasy," says a former U.S.

Much of the illegal drug trafficking intercepted by U.S

Jun 16, 2015 · Drug Cartels: Where Human Trafficking and Human ..

to human smuggling and human trafficking ..

A version of this article appears in print on May 6, 2012, on Page A1 of the with the headline: A U.S. Drug War Inside Honduras, Waged Iraq-Style.

Drug trafficking - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Take Colombia, a country with a substantial mining industry that exported 64 tons of gold in 2016, much of it to the United States, according to government statistics. That same year, Colombia’s large-scale, legal mining operations produced only eight tons, according to the Colombian Mining Association. A significant part of the gap between what Colombia’s big mines produce and what the country exports is unlicensed gold — sometimes unearthed by operations controlled by narco-traffickers and other criminals.

Taken orally, usually in tablet form, the drug is said to produce profoundly positive feelings, including empathy for others.

Lindsay Sandiford: Bali drug smuggling ..

To reach Forward Operating Base Mocoron, an Army Black Hawk helicopter flew through fog-shrouded canyons, over triple-canopy rain forest and across savannas that bore dozens of 200-yard scratches — pirate runways for drug smugglers.

Lindsay Sandiford: Bali drug smuggling British …

Conducting operations during a recent day at the outpost were members of the Honduran Tactical Response Team, the nation’s top-tier counternarcotics unit. They were working alongside the , or FAST, created by the Drug Enforcement Administration to disrupt the poppy trade in Afghanistan. With the campaign in Afghanistan winding down — and with lowered expectations of what Washington can do to halt heroin trafficking there — FAST members were in Honduras to plan interdiction missions in Central America.

The illegal drug trade is a global black market ..

Drug smuggling refers to moving controlled substances unlawfully across country or state borders without paying a tax or customs duties, if applicable. Smuggling can be termed as trafficking as it does involve exporting or importing of drugs although there need not be the element of selling or earning money from a smuggling activity.

Inside the life of a drug-trafficking teen - CNN

State Department White Paper on Global Narcotics, issued in 1998, the Jewish State is "a drug-consuming country with serious marijuana, hashish and heroin use, and a growing problem of cocaine, LSD, and amphetamine consumption." But perhaps more striking, the report found that Israel is "no longer just a user nation, but like Colombia, Thailand and Pakistan, it has also now become a trafficking power." Authorities say Israeli crime groups have for several years had a virtual monopoly on global distribution of Ecstasy (though police say Russians are also major players, and Colombian and Dominican groups, realizing the potential for profits, are gaining ground.)

Allegations of CIA drug trafficking - Wikipedia

Colonel Brown is now commander of , where he and just 600 troops are responsible for the military’s efforts across all of Central America. He is under orders to maintain a discreet footprint, supporting local authorities and the Drug Enforcement Administration, which leads the American counternarcotics mission.

Drug trafficking - United Nations Office on Drugs and …

When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.