500 word min each….2 references for each.
1. After reading the attached article please discuss the Threat Assessment (2011) promulgated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the role that Organized Crime Groups and Narco-Traffickers are perpetuating narcotics abuse and addiction.
2. In conducting additional research outside of this week’s readings, select a specific area, town, city, or state within the U.S. that is experiencing a drug problem and critique the steps they are taking to combat the problem.

A Threat Assessment

July 2011


A Threat Assessment, 2011


Copyright © United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), July 2011
Sales No.: E.11.XI.11
ISBN: 978-92-1-148263-8
e-ISBN: 978-92-1-055022-2


This report was prepared by UNODC Studies and Threat Analysis Section (STAS), Division for Policy
Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), in the framework of UNODC Trends Monitoring and Analysis Pro-
gramme/Afghan Opiate Trade Project, with the collaboration of the UNODC Country Office in Afghanistan
and the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia. UNODC field offices for East Asia and the Pacific, the
Middle East and North Africa, Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation, Southern Africa,
Nigeria, South Asia and South Eastern Europe also provided feedback and support.

UNODC is grateful to the national and international institutions which shared their knowledge and data
with the report team, including, in particular, the World Customs Organization, the Anti Narcotics Force of
Pakistan, the Afghan Border Police, the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan, Turkish National Police
Department of Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Customs and Trade,
the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Control Headquarters of the Islamic Republic of
Iran, Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre, Narcotics Bureau of Hong Kong, China,
National Narcotics Control Commission of China, and the Governments of Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herze-
govina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, India, Nepal, Nigeria, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia,
Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine and Viet

Thanks also go to the staff of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the United Nations
Department of Safety and Security, Afghanistan.

Report Team
Research and report preparation:
Hakan Demirbüken (Programme management officer, Afghan Opiate Trade Project, STAS)
Hayder Mili (Afghan Opiate Trade Project, STAS)
Renée Le Cussan (Consultant)
Mapping support:
Deniz Mermerci (STAS)
Odil Kurbanov (UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia)
Rakhima Mansurova (UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia)
Desktop publishing and mapping support:
Suzanne Kunnen (STAS)
Kristina Kuttnig (STAS)
Thibault Le Pichon (Chief, STAS), Sandeep Chawla (Director, DPA)

The preparation of this report benefited from the financial contributions of the United States of America,
Germany and Turkey.

This report has not been formally edited. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views
or policies of UNODC or contributory organizations and neither do they imply any endorsement. The
designations employed and the presentation of material in this public

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