Violence, policing & punishment

Transnational & organised crime

18 May 2022
The drug trade now flourishing in Afghanistan: Meth

The drug trade now flourishing in Afghanistan: Meth

Long a hub for opium production, the country has now seen vastly increased production of meth from native ephedra plants in the wake of economic and political crisis, spiking fears of increased meth use disorders both domestically and abroad.
1 December 2021
Thinking inside the box: CND thematic sessions

Thinking inside the box: CND thematic sessions

Throughout the October meetings, there was little analysis of the criminal economy around drug markets, while the bigger picture of how illicit drug economies thrive was not addressed in any detail.
13 July 2021
World Drug Report 2021

World Drug Report 2021

UNODC summarises the state of drug markets and provides insight into a range of related health challenges, including in relation to COVID-19.
12 June 2021
European Drug Report 2021

European Drug Report 2021

The EMCDDA analyses trends and developments in the region's drug situation and related health provisions.