International Cooperation as an Effective Mechanism for the Control of Drug Trafficking Case Study of West Africa, Europe and Latin America

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Rex Osei Sarpong

Eban Centre for Human Trafficking Studies

Date Written: June 13, 2013

Abstract

Drug trafficking has been a menace to many societies and still pose a threat to even stronger economies. Recent changes and new developments, curtailed with the world attention on extremist terrorism to mention but few, has contributed to the shift of resources and geographical cooperation from how drug trafficking has evolved especially in Africa, and how much threat it is currently posing in Europe, which is currently the new haven for drug traffickers and consumers. This work seeks to look at how effective International cooperation between states and continents could lead to effective control of drug trafficking. The International Narcotic Control Board and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes have suggested international cooperation as an effective tool that could be used to combat the problem of drug production, consumption and trafficking. The work looks at the various internal anti drug programs in West Africa, Latin America and Europe and how effective the programs have been in controlling drug trafficking. It further assess the effectiveness of anti drug programs developed through international cooperation’s and mutual programs that have existed between States. The findings and analyses suggest how effective international cooperation could be an effective program to battle drug trafficking, and states ability to absorb international partnership and build upon it.

Keywords: Drug trafficking, International Cooperation, Illicit drugs

JEL Classification: 024

Suggested Citation

Osei Sarpong, Rex, International Cooperation as an Effective Mechanism for the Control of Drug Trafficking Case Study of West Africa, Europe and Latin America (June 13, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202396 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3202396

Rex Osei Sarpong (Contact Author)

Eban Centre for Human Trafficking Studies ( email )

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Accra, 233
Ghana

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