The Resource The global Afghan opium trade : a threat assessment, 2011, [research and report preparation, Hakan Demirbüken, Hayder Mili, Renée Le Cussan], (electronic resource)

The global Afghan opium trade : a threat assessment, 2011, [research and report preparation, Hakan Demirbüken, Hayder Mili, Renée Le Cussan], (electronic resource)

Label
The global Afghan opium trade : a threat assessment, 2011
Title
The global Afghan opium trade
Title remainder
a threat assessment, 2011
Statement of responsibility
[research and report preparation, Hakan Demirbüken, Hayder Mili, Renée Le Cussan]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Opiates originating in Afghanistan threaten the health and well-being of people in many regions of the world. Their illicit trade also adversely impacts governance, security, stability and development in Afghanistan, in its neighbors, in the broader region and beyond. This report, the second such report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime research project on the topic, covers worldwide flows of Afghan opiates, as well as trafficking in precursor chemicals used to turn opium into heroin. By providing a better understanding of the global impact of Afghan opiates, this report can help the international community identify vulnerabilities and possible countermeasures. This report presents data on the distribution of trafficking flows for Afghan opiates and their health impact throughout the world. A worrying development that requires international attention is the increasing use of Africa as a way station for Afghan heroin shipments to Europe, North America and Oceania. This is fuelling heroin consumption in Africa, a region generally ill-equipped to provide treatment to drug users and to fight off the corrupting effects of drug money. Another new trend is the growing use of sea and air transport to move Afghan heroin around the world, as well as to smuggle chemicals used in heroin production into Afghanistan. Traffickers in Afghan heroin have traditionally relied on overland routes, and law enforcement services will need to respond to this new threat. The findings of this report identify areas that need more attention. Strengthening border controls at the most vulnerable points, such as along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan's Baluchistan province, could help stem the largest flows of heroin, opium and precursor chemicals. Increasing the capacity to monitor and search shipping containers in airports, seaports and dry ports at key transit points and in destination countries could improve interdiction rates. Building capacity and fostering intelligence sharing between ports and law enforcement authorities in key countries and regions would help step up interdiction of both opiates and precursor chemicals. Addressing Afghan opium and insecurity will help the entire region, with ripple effects that spread much farther. Enhancing security, the rule of law and rural development are all necessary to achieve sustainable results in reducing poppy cultivation and poverty in Afghanistan. This will benefit the Afghan people, the wider region and the international community as a whole. But addressing the supply side and trafficking is not enough. We need a balanced approach that gives equal weight to counteracting demand for opiates
Cataloging source
DID
Dewey number
362.29/3
Funding information
"The preparation of this report benefited from the financial contributions of the United States of America, Germany and Turkey."
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5816
LC item number
.G56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Demirbüken, Hakan
  • Mili, Hayder
  • Le Cussan, Renée
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opium trade
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug control
  • Transnational crime
  • Acetic anhydride
  • SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drug Dependence
Label
The global Afghan opium trade : a threat assessment, 2011, [research and report preparation, Hakan Demirbüken, Hayder Mili, Renée Le Cussan], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Sales no.: E.11.XI.11
  • July 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
743341070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (158 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789210550222
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743341070
Label
The global Afghan opium trade : a threat assessment, 2011, [research and report preparation, Hakan Demirbüken, Hayder Mili, Renée Le Cussan], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Sales no.: E.11.XI.11
  • July 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
743341070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (158 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789210550222
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743341070

Library Locations

  • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
    1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.944491 -92.326012
  • Engineering Library & Technology CommonsBorrow it
    W2001 Lafferre Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.946102 -92.330125
  • Fisher Delta Research CenterBorrow it
    2-64 Agricultural Bldg, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.958397 -92.303491
  • Geological Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    201 Geological Sciences, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.947375 -92.329062
  • J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    1 Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.939544 -92.328377
  • Journalism LibraryBorrow it
    102 Reynolds Jrnlism Institute, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.947290 -92.328025
  • Mathematical Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    104 Ellis Library, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.944377 -92.326537
  • University ArchivesBorrow it
    Columbia, MO, 65201, US
  • University Archives McAlester AnnexBorrow it
    703 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.934630 -92.342290
  • University of Missouri Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • Zalk Veterinary Medical LibraryBorrow it
    Veterinary Medicine West, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.941099 -92.317911
Processing Feedback ...