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Let me begin by stating categorically that the act of drug trafficking is illegal and punishable under the law. It is a wrong and destructive way of making money
Note: People who purchase and use trafficked drugs jeopardize their health and may be liable to die earlier than expected.
Drug trafficking may be defined as the transfer, selling, importing or exporting of illegal drugs from the point of production to the final consumer (point of consumption).
Examples of drugs trafficked include cocaine, marijuana, heroine, cannabis, crack, LSD and so on. All of these drugs are unlawful within a nation or a state.
Drug trafficking is a serious offense and usually, it's penalty is more severe than drug possession. It is a criminal act under the constitution of a country or state. Drug traffickers are often prosecuted as stated by the constitution.
Some of the penalties for the crime of drug trafficking may include death by hanging (in some countries) or life imprisonment. The intents of these severe penalties is to discourage individuals, people and organizations from this illegal act.
Normally, Drug trafficking charges are attributed to the scale or level of the dealers. This may range from small street dealers or large drug cartels. Punishments in most countries will likely vary depending on the scale or level of the trafficker's operation and the nature of drugs being trafficked. For instance, a drug trafficker may face 1-10 years of imprisonment and fines of about N1,000,000 for marijuana trafficking, while another may face more than 30 years in prison and fines of over N10,000,000 if convicted of trafficking in cocaine.
It is also noteworthy to state that drug trafficking is often accompanied with murder and kidnapping of rival gangs or even innocent persons. These drugs may also mislead the users of trafficked drugs into indulging in cultism.
An important question to ask is:
Why do people indulge in drug trafficking even when they may (or may not) be aware of its evil?
To answer the above question, below are some of the reasons for drug trafficking.
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