Report illustrates dynamics of Colombia's domestic drug trade

25 February 2015
In the media

A recent analysis on the relationship between local drug markets and violence and crime in Colombia illustrates the dynamics driving the domestic drug trade, and provides recommendations for comprehensive government interventions designed to result in long-lasting security improvements.

In a study for the Transnational Institute, authors Isaac De Leon Beltran and Juan Carlos Garzon investigate the nature of domestic drug activity -- and the urban context in which it takes place -- in order to provide a basis for the development and implementation of more effective security strategies.

The authors begin by debunking one of the key assumptions about domestic drug trafficking in Colombia: that transnational criminal organizations have developed local drug distribution networks to offset a loss of influence in global markets.


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