Trends of Cocaine Trafficking at the Level of Romania
Journal of the Academy of National Security Sciences (2019/1)
11 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2019
Date Written: August 1, 2019
The article makes a brief analysis of the situation of the cocaine trafficking situation in Romania in 2019, especially given the situation of EU membership and being a state with a significant external border of the EU. Recent captures in the maritime border area are a concern both for public opinion, but especially for law enforcement institutions in the field of drug trafficking. An oscillating situation of cocaine captures is observed in Romania, which leads us to conclude that in the last period of time it has become a place that criminal groups seek as cocaine trafficking passages, especially from Europe to Turkey. Through this brief study, we draw the attention of those concerned to the danger that the drug market in Romania will grow in the field of cocaine and crack. At the level of consumption, we can say that the percentage of cocaine and crack consuming population is small. This is also due to the high price of cocaine. It is necessary to increase the cooperation activities in the maritime border between the bodies involved in the field of countering cocaine trafficking.
Keywords: cocaine, crack, EU border, drug market, organized crime groups, drug capture, drug users
JEL Classification: A10
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