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Drug Trafficking

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Aidan O'Neill

on 15 June 2015

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Why I Chose This Issue and my Opinion
I chose this issue because Drug Trafficking is a major issue in our day and age. It kills many people each year and affects our economy drastically. I think that more seurity measures should be taken to ensure that now illicit drugs can be crossed through world borders.
Information About the Issue
Every year between 150-270 million people use drugs worldwide
The drugs that are trafficked and used the most are; cannabis, followed by amphetamine drugs, cocaine users, and opioid drugs
Cannabis use was the highest in Australia and New Zealand
Opioid in the Middle East
Cocaine in North America
A quarter of a million deaths occur each year from drugs abuse, with that number going up
Drugs have a higher usage from younger people
The Case Study
http://www.livescience.com/36068-worldwide-illegal-drug-deaths.html
What is the Global Issue?
Illegal drugs don't only affect the global health, it affects the global economy too. Drugs are not taxed which means that the government makes now money on each drug sold. Also when people take drugs, they leave work, which costs governments billions of dollars.
What is Drug Trafficking?
Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws
Drug Trafficking-Aidan O'Neill
What are the Perspectives?
The main perspective would be from an Anti-Globalist perspective. Countries and governments do not want drug trafficking to continue to grow and expand. On the other hand, the companies and people who do the drugs would have a Pro-Globalist perspective. They would want the drugs to keep expanding throughout the would
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