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Drugs and Terrorism Report

Choose a country, a state, or a community and then search the Internet for government sources and reliable studies that report the link between drug sales and terrorism in that location. The pronouncement that there is a link between drug sales and terrorism in that location must be backed up with reliable information.

Include the following

The introduction and background of the location chosen considering the population, kind of people, major occupation, income status, housing status, and such demographics?

The kinds of terrorism practiced?

The rough percentage of terrorism that is funded by drug sales?

The drugs that are the basis of the funding?

The impact of more effective drug enforcement on terrorism?

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The introduction and background of the location chosen considering the population, kind of people, major occupation, income status, housing status, and such demographics?

Afghanistan has Al Qaeda and the Taliban terror groups that are funded, at least in part, by drug trafficking. Heroin is the main drug. For a long time, heroin has been supplied to the world from Afghanistan and its poppy fields. According to reports from the FBI and DEA in the U.S., heroin is grown and processed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, sent to the U.S. and the profits are then laundered through businesses in those two countries, and filtered back to the terrorist organizations (McCraw, 2003).

While economic conditions have improved some over the past decade, the fact that the country is land-locked and has spent decades under rule of conflict and war keeps the country poor. There is a lack of infrastructure. Also, the government has still not able ...

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