Tuesday, 6 September 2011

UN: Policing heroin becoming more difficult | Irish Examiner

UN: Policing heroin becoming more difficult Irish Examiner

POLICING the booming heroin trade is likely to become more difficult across Europe, a top UN report has warned. The study said removal of trade barriers within the EU and lifting of visa requirements for countries bordering the EU would make the task even harder. The report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said only between 2% and 16% of the world’s heroin supply — estimated at about 480 tonnes — is intercepted by law enforcement agencies. An estimated 10% of the 75-80 tonnes of heroin coming into Europe is seized, said the report, entitled The Global Afghan Opium Trade — A Threat Assessment.
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