Tracking the Narco-Traffickers

Tracking the Narco-Traffickers
 

Tracking the Narco-Traffickers

The most direct effect of drug abuse is clearly its toll on the health of users: Hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis, and even death from overdosing.   However, there are many secondary effects of drug use, including illicit financial transactions, corruption at high governmental levels, and damage to national economies.  The proceeds from drug trading are generally laundered and represent a large part of the income of transnational organized crime networks.

The local and international drug cartels are steadily growing, valued at over a trillion dollar a year industry, and they depend on worldwide trading networks.  These networks use communications that are notoriously difficult to track, often conducted anonymously and over the Dark Web.  In order to track this narco-trafficking data, security agencies need advanced intelligence solutions that can uncover and analyze intelligence from the communications.  Using sophisticated data mining and predictive intelligence methodologies, security agencies can leverage the acquired intelligence to perform investigations and take action against the traffickers.

Please click on report linked below:  “World Drug Report 2017”, published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which offers thought-provoking information including up to date facts about popular drugs, emerging drug markets and evolving trends, and business models for the trafficking networks.  One of the more interesting graphs demonstrates the direct relationship between drug production and terrorism.

Link:  World Drug Report 2017

  

 

 

 

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Author: Moshe Samoha