Doors to Diplomacy Participants

Saint Louis University Laboratory High School (2012 Doors to Diplomacy Project ID 7295)
Philippines, Benguet, Baguio City
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 5. International Security

We estimate 4 student(s) from 15 to 16 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Team: "Michael Vincent Asprer Uy Anthony Emocling Rimorin Clint Jones Pacuyan Abellada Guilleon Peter Sigmound Ramilo Velasco"

Project Description: "Drug Trafficking is one of the many problems that affect every nation in the world. it involves selling of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and can range from a simple local exchange between drug users and dealers or can also be a major international operation. drug trafficking is specifically defined as the commercial exchange of drugs, drug paraphernalia and any other equipment USED TO MANUFACTURE OR USE THEM IT IS A GLOBAL ILLICIT TRADE INVOLVING THE CULTIVATION, MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION AND THE SALE OF SUBSTANCES which are subject to drug prohibition laws. unodc, a global leader in the struggle against illicit drugs and transitional organized crimes, is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding to their dynamics. drug trafficking is a key part of this research. according to the drug policy alliance network, law enforcement agencies would need to intercept around 70 percent of illegal drugs in order to reduce drug trafficking around the world. at the present time only about 10 to 15 percent of heroin is intercepted, and only approximately 30 percent of cocaine is seized.

the dea enforces laws that carry various penalties for drug crimes. a person found in possession of certain illegal drugs, such as cocaine or heroin, will face no less than 5 years in prison. a theory about enforcing called the balloon theory , states that when law enforcement agencies crack down on drug trafficking in one area, it increases in another. this is one of the problems with trying to colmbat drug trafficking around the world. our project aims to elaborate on matters about drug trafficking by producing a website that centers on this topic. the main purpose of this website is to shed some light in the effects of drug trafficking around the world, the efforts which are done to solve them and how the whoole world unites to fight against it. we envision a finished website which display drug trafficking as an international issue that the world continue to struggle against."

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