Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse 3rd Edition (eBook) (eBook - network) 15 users network

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December 2014

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Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse 3rd Edition (eBook) (eBook - network) 15 users network

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The volume of illicit drugs being moved in commercial traffic and trade continues to increase. There is no sign that illegal markets for drugs are saturated or that traffickers are encountering difficulty in identifying new or expanded sources of supply.


Unfortunately, even the massive seizures of recent years have failed to reduce the availability of drugs, any shortage of which would manifest itself as an increase in street prices. Supply has clearly not been affected to any significant extent and all the signs suggest that greater quantities of drugs are being moved, frequently by more complex and less obvious routes than in the past, and often by highly professional, organised criminal groups.  

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Drug trafficking is undertaken by sea because of the opportunities for high volume movements, from producing to consuming countries, as traffickers attempt to penetrate the most profitable illicit markets. Once a drug consignment has entered a region, traffickers and their agents have little difficulty in moving it within that region, taking advantage of the general wish of governments to facilitate the movement of persons and goods across frontiers. 

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing ship-owners and operators in all sectors and trades.  






1 The Balance Between Enforcement and Facilitation

2 World and Regional Trends in Drug Abuse and Trafficking

3 Customs Authorities and their Powers

4 The Threat to Ships

5 Prevention

6 Physical Security Measures and Procedures

7 Searching the Vessel

8 Options for the Concealment of Drugs and Tell-Tale Signs

9 Action when Drugs are Found

10 Drugs and Drug Addiction

11 Drug Characteristics and Identification

12 Precursors and Essential Chemicals Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances


1 Revised Guidelines for the Prevention and Suppression of the Smuggling of Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursor Chemicals on Ships Engaged in International Maritime Traffic

2 Specification of Minimum Standard of Competence for Ship Security Officers

3 Source Countries

4 Customs Authority Contacts  

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for merchant shipowners and operators, represen

Title: Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse 3rd Edition (eBook) (eBook - network) 15 users network
Number of Volumes: 128
Edition: Third
Number of Pages: 73
Product Code: WS1464ED
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-683-6 (9781856096836), ISBN 10: 1-85609-683-1 (1856096831)
Published Date: December 2014
Binding Format: Paperback

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