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 ...view middle of the document...
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 enforcement. Everyday, there is a ton of narcotics confesticated in this country. The drugs are also transported to Europe because Iran lies on a major drug route between Afghanistan and Europe, as well as the Persian Gulf states. Just like Vietnam, the drugs law in Iran is also very tough. Recently, two female Iranian drug mules are sentenced to death for drug trafficking.
Latin America is a vital zone for drug production and trafficking. Colombia, Peru and Bolivia are the world’s main cocaine producers, while Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean have become the principal corridors for transporting drugs into the United States and Europe. Drug trafficking in Mexico began as a response to U.S.A opium demand. Drug traffickers in Mexico have become so powerful that they are able to control the official institutions whose purpose is to fight them. The office of Mexico's Attorney General releases a statement saying that nearly 13,000 people were killed in drug violence between January and September 2011. This pushes the death toll from December 2006 to September 2011 to a minimum of 47,000 people killed. Vietnam and Iran, according to Mexican law, the trafficking of drugs will be sent to prison for 25 years.
As a result, the countries of these regions have suffered various consequences of drug trafficking. There has been a rapidly increasing amount of violence, corruption, and human rights violations. The environment can also be badly affected due to the growing of crops in order to produce drugs. These regions threaten the safety of the society and the government has to put a stop to drug trafficking, a serious global issue.