drug trafficking | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction

Drug trafficking is the illegal trade of drugs, including the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of drugs. Drug trafficking is a global problem that involves the movement of drugs from countries where they are produced or grown to countries where they are in demand. Organized crime syndicates often control drug trafficking, which can involve violence and corruption to protect the trade and ensure the continued flow of drugs.

Drug trafficking is a major concern for law enforcement agencies around the world, as it is often associated with other crimes, such as money laundering, violence, and corruption. Drug trafficking can also have significant social and economic impacts, including the spread of drug addiction and the erosion of social and economic stability in affected communities.

Drug trafficking is a serious criminal offense and is punishable by imprisonment and fines. In many countries, drug trafficking is punishable by long prison sentences, and the penalties may be increased for those who are involved in large-scale or international drug trafficking operations.

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Last Modified: 01/09/2023


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