Drug Trafficking - Cause and Effect

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Drug Trafficking It has been said, “The lack of money is the root of all evil”, drug trafficking is no exception. Drug trafficking, the act of selling and distributing substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws, is one of the largest employer in the world. In the recent years, drug trafficking in Vietnam has became more complex. Since Vietnam is located in the “Golden Triangle” region, one of Asia’s two main opium producing areas that overlaps the mountain of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. It is a very convenient location for drug traffickers to distribute drugs to the third country. A few months ago, a Thai woman and a Nigerian man were sentenced to death for transporting drugs into the country, where drug trafficking is on the rise. In the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi, there has been more than 14,000 reported cases of crime that were brought to light and almost 4,000 cases were related to heroin trafficking. In a total of 98 kilograms of heroin and 600 kilograms of marijuana found, more than 7,000 people were arrested. Vietnam’s drugs law are among the toughest in the world. According to the law, anyone who are captured of trafficking, illegally producing or transporting 100 grams or more of heroin or cocaine can be sentenced to death. Another Asia’s main opium producing region is “The Golden Crescent”. It overlaps Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Iran is the main consumer and acts as the trans-shipment route for the smuggled opium. It is a country with one of world’s highest rates of opium addiction and there are floods of methamphetamine of Iranian origin. Drug-related violence are all over the country. Hundreds of policemen and border guards have died due to the battles with the heavily armed drug gangs wandering around in Iran. The country is now facing a serious drug problem. “Iran is a black hole.”, said a senior U.S law…...

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