. Methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is part of the group of drugs called amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS). It is a synthetic drug that is usually manufactured in illegal laboratories. Methamphetamine comes as a powder, tablet or as crystals that look like shards of glass.
How it affect users. Methamphetamine stimulates a feeling of physical and mental well-being, as well as a surge of euphoria and exhilaration. Users experience a temporary rise in energy, often perceived to improve their performance at manual or intellectual tasks. Users also experience delayed hunger and fatigue.
Causes of Illicit Drug Trafficking
9. There are several reasons why illicit drug trafficking is so lucrative and pronounced:
a. Failure of Political Reform…show more content… The Inflexibility and Ineffectiveness of Regional and International Drug Control Policies. Some regional laws do not give proper domesticated effects for proper enforcement.
c. Drug business is a source of income hence the cartels. Like any other business, drug trafficking is a source of income hence the protection by those producing and selling.
d. Hopelessness in life. Unemployment generates stress thus individuals try to console themselves by taking drugs. These acts propagate the business of drugs.
e. Peer pressure. At some stages especially adolescents peer pressure forces some to indulge in drug abuse .This group that is never ending become a good market for drugs.
f. Fear of danger when executing crimes. Criminals prior to executing crimes intoxicate themselves so that they have no fear of danger when committing crime.
g. Raw material for drugs. Some legal drugs are produced from this illegal drugs .So out of legal avenues they are trafficked. Example is cocaine in anesthesia.
h. Environmental causes. Due to early exposure to drugs from home environment and community, drug trafficking and it use has become difficult to stop since it is a way of life. Effects of Illicit Drug…show more content… Emergence of criminal syndicates has a potential of operational linkages between South American, West African, and Southwest Asian drug syndicates and European criminal elements. The increased trade suggests that such organizations are growing in capacity, strength, and global reach. There are signs that Latin American trafficking syndicates have expanded into other regions. Several Latin American individuals from countries such as Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador with known or suspected ties to cocaine syndicates have been arrested in cocaine cases in West Africa in recent years. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report shows that since 2007, it has identified at least nine top-tier South American and Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTO) that have established operations in Africa. Numerous Latin American persons, some suspected of having drug links, have reportedly established residences and businesses in Africa, particularly in West