Problem

Inadequate illegal drug seizures

Other Names:
Insufficient impounding of trafficked drugs
Claim:
Despite government claims of successfully combating drug trafficking by seizing 10 to 20% of illegal drugs, only 4% of heroin is prevented by customs agents and the police from entering Britain each year. Proportionally more was seized before 1985, and the cost-effectiveness of surveillance and impounding procedures is falling, as there is no accountability required for money used to fight the illegal drug trade.
Broader Problems:
Inadequate drug control
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
TradeInadequacyPharmacyLegality
Date of last update
22.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST