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"High" Way Between Drug Trafficking and Terror Organizations

Drug Superhighways "It may no longer be adequate to think of the "War on Drugs" and the "War on Terror as distinct wars, but rather the same war being fought on two fronts. -Nikesh Trecarten - Illicit Drug Trade - Money Supporting Terrorist Groups Al-Qaeda Taliban Al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda Narco -Terrorism The overlap of terrorism and drug trafficking. Drug money finances Al-Qaeda, which pledged its allegiance to ISIS. This drug trade is funding insurgents, acts of violence, and perpetuates global terrorism. Terrorist Groups Illicit Drug Profit Farc The FARC-EP is the rebel army of Marxist- Leninists who are known for illegal International Drug Trade $ 600 Million drug production and distribution. 600 Al-Qaeda 500 $400 Billion $ 400 Million Al-Qaeda is a militant Islamic organization 400 founded by Osama bin Laden. Dollar Industry The most lucrative illicit business in the world 300 Taliban $200 Million The Taliban is an Islamic Political Group 200 in Afghanistan. 100 "Much of the world's terror regimes are funded through drug trafficking proceeds, or the taxing of drug routes throughout the world. The threat is real." -Rusty Payne Terrorist Group Total Fatalities in Terror Attacks Worldwide 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 1976 1978 1970 1974 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 Illicit Drug Usage 2002 2004 2000 2008 2010 2006 200 Million illicit drug users Al-Qaeda Funding 2012 DEA Crackdown 200,000 of which die from drug abuse. Al-Qaeda funded the Madrid train bombing through the sale of The biggest searches and seizures took place in Alabama, Florida, New Mexico, illicit drugs. California & Colorado. Profits from these sales were recorded as heading to Yemen, Syria, Lebanon & Jordan. ClarityWay | The Fix | Washington Times | Find your poh lo recover OCCRP | CNN 0861 C261 Dollars (Millions)

"High" Way Between Drug Trafficking and Terror Organizations

shared by jgwhite on Jan 08
“Most people talk about the drug issue as a health issue, a parenting issue, an addiction issue. But the truth is, it’s really a national-security issue. Addiction and abuse across the world is fu...


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