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West Africa under Attack
Centre IDEAS (2014)
  • Centre Institute for Public Policy Research (CIPPR)
Abstract

The drug war and an increased demand for illicit drugs, mostly Cocaine and Heroin in Europe have introduced a new trend in drug trafficking worldwide. With political instability, inadequate security personnel, institutionalised corruption, widespread poverty, weak criminal justice system, weak financial controls to combat money laundering and the threat of terrorism, the ever resilient drug trade seems to have discovered Africa as its new route to the more profitable European market (Reid, 2013). At this rate, West Africa is being turned into a classical example of the Mexican case.

Keywords
  • Drug,
  • drug trafficking,
  • narcotics,
  • West Africa
Publication Date
November 1, 2014
Citation Information
Centre Institute for Public Policy Research (CIPPR). "West Africa under Attack" Centre IDEAS (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/centreinstituteforpublicpolicyresearch_cippr/3/