Drug Trafficking, An Introduction
“Illegal drugs trade brings addiction, violence, crime and corruption to communities all over the world” said by Mr John Walters, Director of the US office of National Drug Policy in Washington DC, USA. 
As seen in this quote from Mr John Walters, drug trade or trafficking brings about disastrous consequences and these affect all communities and countries all over the world. With the increasing drug trafficking cases, there will be more and more drug abusers everywhere. It is shocking to hear that cannabis, a harmful and commonly used drug has about 144 million users around the world and is still increasing!
Drug traffickers pay carriers to hide drugs and then smuggle the drugs into different countries. Carriers will pass the drugs to dealers who then sell them to drug users who continue and whole cycle over and over again. This explains the rapid growth of drug trafficking thus it is a very serious and important issue that needs to be addressed and solved as soon as possible.
Drug traffickers may also build their own farm and hire farmers to plant drug crops. Others get harvested drugs from farmers who own their own farm and then give them to the carriers to smuggle into other countries. However, farmers to not rely on growing drug crops for their long-term income because it is illegal and they will not get any support from the government should any trouble arise.
Acknowledgements (numbers in superscript):
- McGuigan, Jim. Just the Facts - the Drugs Trade. Great Britain: Heinemann, 2005. 4-56.