Supply control

Five-Year Global Plan of Action to Combat Emerging Synthetic Drug Threats

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State
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To deter and disrupt production and trafficking of illicit synthetic drugs into the United States, the Department of State has developed a new strategy that will attack this new business model of illicit international drug supply chains at all points to increase the cost, risk, and difficulties associated with producing, trafficking, and misusing these drugs.

The Key Drivers of Alcohol Supply and Demand

Citation
Jin, Z., Chang, H. H., Ponicki, W. R., Gaidus, A., Waller, L. A., Morrison, C. N., & Gruenewald, P. J. (2018). Longitudinal impacts of two causal drivers of alcohol demand on outlet concentrations within community settings: Population size and income effects. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 27, 21-28.
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Alcohol outlets will open to sell alcohol and meet market demand.  The supply and demand are linked so that greater supply will induce yet greater demand.

Observatorio del Narcotráfico en Chile, Informe 2017

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Unidad Especializada en Tráfico Ilícito de Estupefacientes y Sustancias Sicotrópicas
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Presentación

¿Por qué creemos que es importante un Observatorio del Narcotráfico? Porque pensamos que no basta con repasar las estadísticas de un delito para comprender su comportamiento. Es necesario ir más allá y tratar de comprender las causas que lo provocan y mueven. Sólo así podremos perseguirlo penalmente y, desde nuestro rol en el sistema penal, contribuir también a prevenirlo.

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The 26th of June marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking . First observed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, the day is "an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse." The theme for the day is " Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and

European Drug Report 2018

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European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction
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The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has released their latest European Drugs report. 

Covering 30 European countries the report explores drug trends, developments in prevention and treatment, public health issues, supply and drug policy. 

Available in 24 languages the report is free to download from the EMCDDA website: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/edr2018

Solution to Detect, Classify, and Report Illicit Online Marketing and Sales of Controlled Substances via Twitter

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Mackey T, Kalyanam J, Klugman J, Kuzmenko E, Gupta R Solution to Detect, Classify, and Report Illicit Online Marketing and Sales of Controlled Substances via Twitter: Using Machine Learning and Web Forensics to Combat Digital Opioid Access J Med Internet Res 2018;20(4):e10029 URL: http://www.jmir.org/2018/4/e10029 DOI: 10.2196/10029 PMID: 29613851
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Background: On December 6 and 7, 2017, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted its first Code-a-Thon event aimed at leveraging technology and data-driven solutions to help combat the opioid epidemic.

Territorial patterns and socio-demographic factors associated with the killings and drug trafficking in Costa Rica

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ICD
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The results of the study allow to confirm the existence of spatial clusters related to the killings and seizure of drugs at the district level. In other words, both events do not occur randomly in space, they have defined patterns of agglomeration or spatial Association, i.e. what happens affects district in the neighboring district.