To the People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or TO THE PEOPLE.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

UN Reports Stagnation in the Global Drug Trade

Akira Fujino, the East Asia representative for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, notes a large drop of poppy cultivation in the Golden Triangle. This decrease of roughly 128,000 hectares offsets recent growth in Afghanistan reports Reuters. It is also worth taking a look at the executive summary of the 2007 annual report on Trends in World Drug Markets by the UN. One indicator used is the amount of drugs apprehended by authorities, noting an 8% reduction in heroine heroin seized. Interestingly, they don’t consider that the mind expanding properties of heroine heroin aren’t contributing directly to drug runners devising more ingenious methods to elude authorities.

Labels: , ,