Drug Trafficking & Drug Abuse 6th Edition 2021

Drug Trafficking & Drug Abuse 6th Edition 2021

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Commercial shipping, unfortunately, can unwittingly play a significant part in the transportation of illicit drugs to the places where they are consumed. The shipping industry therefore shares a collective responsibility to assist in combating this illegal traffic. This requires shipping companies, and ships’ crews, to be constantly aware of the possibility that ships, and the cargo they carry, may be used as a cover for drug smuggling.

This new Guide demonstrates how to protect the ship and the crew and reduce the risk of drug trafficking occurring on board

The sixth edition covers:

  • Key global trafficking routes
  • Ports and places commonly targeted by drug traffickers
  • High profile drug seizures
  • Vulnerabilities of shipping
  • Risk management and security strategy
  • Ship security procedures
  • Port facility security procedures
  • Training and education
  • Emerging drug trends, including drug characteristics and identification
  • Responding to unusual activity at sea and in port
  • Responding to unusual activity involving passengers and crew
  • The signs of drug/alcohol use by crew members
  • What to do when drugs are found on board