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Vol 51 No 11

Published 28th May 2010

Dealers on a high

Stricter policing makes little impact on the flourishing cocaine trade, so it may be better to target the money launderers who handle the proceeds

The quantity of illegal drugs seized in Africa has been falling. However, that indicates not the success of anti-trafficking policies but the increasing skill of the traffickers in avoiding getting caught. The profits to be made are so huge that local politicians and law-enforcers ignore the dangers to health and to society. The current street battles between drug dealers and police and army in Jamaica may help to focus minds.

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