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Lesson # 2: World Narco Situation

Category
Training Material
Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors

Description

Material for a 4-hour lesson, part of the Drug Investigation Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School

Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors
Target group
Cadets
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
drugs

Summary

A drug is best defined as a chemical that can cause an alteration in the structure of living tissue. The accepted use of drugs is medicinal, but drugs that soothe, cheer, depress, stupefy, or excite by acting on the central nervous system are widely abused. The healing, mind-altering, or intoxicating effects of drugs have been known, used, and abused by humankind for thousands of years and abuse continues to this day.

The purpose of this lesson is to give an overview of the drugs problem history and background. The emphasize will be made on the detailed explanation of reasons why the task of combating against narco-business has such a great social importance today.

The listeners will get informed about drugs-linked problems of Balkan region and about the drug-trafficking routes to Western Europe. We also are going to focus on the results of Kosovo Police Forces anti-drugs activity in 2001 and on the issues and new tasks, raised up on the base of these results.

At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  1. Become familiar with the basic historical data about drugs and linked to drug problems.
  2. Understand the mechanisms how the narco-business affects social and political development of society.
  3. Describe the narco-situation in countries of drugs transit to the Western Europe along the “Balkan, Northern Blacksea and Eastern Mediterranean Route”.
  4. Define the Double Step Model in drug smuggling.
  5. Describe the control measures, taken by the Kosovo Police Forces in 2001, for drugs consumption reduction and narco-business eradication.
  6. List at least four (4) objectives, raised up as a result of law-enforcement anti-drug activity during 2001.

Information

Added on
24 Jul 2002
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets
Region
OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Serbia
Keywords
drugs
Rights
OSCE