UN Office on Drugs and Crime


Hedi Bensouda

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Topic 1: Addressing the issue of increased demand for and trafficking of illicit substances over the US-Mexican border.

The Mexican and American governments have been fighting a war against illegal drug trafficking across the US-Mexico border. The United States government suffers from an immensely profitable illegal drug market, with significant amounts drugs being smuggled daily from several borders. Amongst the illegal exporters, the most important remains Mexico. Trafficking through the US-Mexico land border is notable; its participation to the growth of the illegal market is large....