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International drug routes

The illegal drug trade is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws. Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws.

A UN report has stated that "the global drug trade generated an estimated US$321.6{{#invoke:String|rep| |1}}billion in 2003."<ref>"UN report puts world's illicit drug trade at estimated USD$321b". Boston.com. June 30, 2005.</ref> With a world GDP of US$36 trillion in the same year, the illegal drug trade may be estimated as nearly 1% of total global trade. Consumption of illegal drugs is widespread globally.


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Intro  History  Legal penalties  Effects of the illegal drug trade on societies  Illegal cocaine trade via West Africa  Main drug trafficking route in Asia  Online  Profits  Drug cartels in the Western Hemisphere  Trade in specific drugs  See also  References  External links  

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International drug routes

The illegal drug trade is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws. Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws.

A UN report has stated that "the global drug trade generated an estimated US$321.6{{#invoke:String|rep| |1}}billion in 2003."<ref>"UN report puts world's illicit drug trade at estimated USD$321b". Boston.com. June 30, 2005.</ref> With a world GDP of US$36 trillion in the same year, the illegal drug trade may be estimated as nearly 1% of total global trade. Consumption of illegal drugs is widespread globally.


Illegal drug trade sections
Intro  History  Legal penalties  Effects of the illegal drug trade on societies  Illegal cocaine trade via West Africa  Main drug trafficking route in Asia  Online  Profits  Drug cartels in the Western Hemisphere  Trade in specific drugs  See also  References  External links  

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