Drug trafficking and the financing of terrorism 21 november - although the link between terrorism and other related crimes, such as drug trafficking, is evident and has been recognized by the united nations security council, a thorough understanding is needed in order to develop solid strategies to prevent and disrupt these crimes.
A global overview of narcotics-funded terrorist and other extremist groups crime, specifically drug trafficking, and how this relationship might be vulnerable to increasingly, terrorist and drug-trafficking organizations have been using similar methods.
Links between terrorist organizations and drug traffickers take many forms, ranging from facilitation -- protection, transportation, and taxation -- to direct trafficking by the terrorist organization itself in order to finance its activities.
Human trafficking and terrorism are two huge social and political issues which plague our society with the responsibility to identify and eliminate the root causes and reported that human trafficking is enabling international criminals to play into a wider field of international drug trafficking, weapons and arms dealing, and even piracy,. Drug trafficking is a global business it is finding its way ever more perniciously into growing economies, corrupting and destabilising them while making them the target of the leading extra-region.
The link between drugs and terrorism is a reality that should compel this nation to action --the honorable asa hutchinson is administrator of the us drug enforcement administration authors. My testimony will focus on the connection between drug trafficking organizations, terrorist groups and the illegal drug profits used to support their activity according to the us department of state, between 1996 and 2000, over 600 terrorist incidents occurred against the united states of america.
Isis, currently the foremost terrorist threat, is funded by oil revenues, taxes, and extortion but not by drug trafficking though al qaeda is listed by the dea as a drug-trafficking organization, the 9/11 commission found “no substantial evidence” to support that characterization. Drug trafficking has long been used to finance terrorist operations terrorism requires money—to buy weapons, pay operatives, rent houses, travel, conduct surveillance and plan operations drugs are low-hanging fruit—easily acquired and easily marketed to immense profits, all in easily transferred cash. Terrorist organizations may be related to drug trafficking either through direct involvement in both activities or through a “marriage of convenience” there are two principal ways terrorist groups benefit from trafficking narcotics first, some terrorist organizations tax the drug traffickers and farmers directly.