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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - U.N. Office On Drugs And Crime
The United Nations has issued the United States a stern warning against a state trend to legalize marijuana, for recreational or medical use: Doing so violates international law.
The arrest of a Nigerian allegedly smuggling heroin here highlights what officials say is a growing problem of drug trafficking in Central Africa.
Criminality worldwide generates proceeds in the trillions of dollars each year, making crime one of the world's "top 20 economies," a senior U.N. official said Monday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales urged a 53-nation U.N. narcotics control meeting Monday to accept his push for legalization of coca-leaf chewing and growing in his country for traditional uses.
Taiwan's Defense Ministry said Wednesday that an air force officer has been detained on suspicion of passing military secrets to China, the latest case involving the transmission of classified information from the democratic island to the communist mainland.
X-ray machines at checkpoints in southern Mexico are capturing the ghostly outlines of a clandestine business worth billions a year, people packed tighter than cattle and transported like consumer goods in tractor trailers to the United States.
Afghan efforts to eradicate opium-yielding poppy crops that fuel the Taliban-led insurgency have stalled as a result of a lack of incentives and adequate security for farmers who may be inclined to cut ties with the Taliban, according to Afghan and Western officials.
Stabilization and peace in Afghanistan can only be achieved through efforts that include a decisive fight against the production and trafficking of Afghan heroin.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The opium poppy harvest in Afghanistan"s volatile southern provinces will be much larger than last year"s record output, translating to greater funding for the Taliban insurgency, Afghanistan's counternarcotics minister says.