West Africa has recently emerged as a major focus for international drug policy, mainly in response to large-scale cocaine seizures in West Africa, from where drugs are transhipped to European and American consumer markets . International policy responses have concentrated on strengthening the criminal justice system, particularly the interdiction of drugs at West African air- and seaports. However, limited data exist regarding the rates of local drug use in West Africa, and public health initiatives related to treatment have been sidelined.
|Number of pages||2|
|Early online date||25 Jun 2013|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2013|
- West Africa
- drug trade