four decades have passed since Richard Nixon declared
the war on drugs. According to United Nations
figures, drug trafficking now accounts for
7% of global trade.
In the coca and poppy growing
areas of Colombia and Afghanistan,
the war on drugs is fought with military support.
Colombia, the United States endeavors to dry up the drug
supply. Under Plan Colombia
vast areas of coca and poppy fields are sprayed with
glyphosate in order to eradicate these plants.
In the USA,
more than $50 billion is spent on the war
on drugs each year. Every year 1.8 million people are
arrested for drug law violations. Today, the U.S. is running
the largest prison system on the planet.
spearhead in the war on drugs is the U.S. police force,
DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). The DEA was founded
under President Richard Nixon to fight the war
on drugs. The DEA is now a police
force that is active worldwide,
with offices in 62 countries. This U.S. government agency
coordinates the antidrug activities of many national
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