Drug Trafficking

What is drug trafficking?

According to UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws.

What is the problem?

Many people are being sold for illicit drugs for other people. The drugs being sold are and can be used to harm other people and to kill them. This violates their right to life. Manufacture of these illicit drugs also harms others around it, violating some of their other rights. For example, when a meth lab explodes it releases all the chemicals into the air putting others in danger.

What right(s) are involved?

Drug trafficking violates different types of human rights such as, the right to life, liberty, and personal security. It also proves that people are not treating each other as equals, violating the right to equality.

How it can be fixed?

Drug trafficking is a huge problem, not only in our country but in the entire world. There are many fixes to the problem, but it is mainly up to local, state, and national governments to regulate. Regulating these drugs will hopefully prevent the drug trafficking and the violations of rights.
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Statistics

According to the National Crime Prevention Council, in one year, 10% of Connecticut's homicides occurred in a heavy drug trafficking area. Street modification in this area is known as the Phoenix Project. This made it harder to traffic drugs. Since 1972, there has been a 75% decrease in that area alone.