The effect of drug peddling on society

The consequences for drug peddling

Drug peddling is equivalent to illegal drug trade which today has a global black market dedicated to distributing, manufacturing, cultivating and selling drugs which are subject to the laws of drug prohibition. Jurisdiction does not permit the trade of drugs except those which are under license and yet 1% of the total global trade today is illegal drug trade. It was during the 19 century that illegal drug trade actually emerged when China retaliated by putting into force the ban on Opium Imports. It is a known fact that drug peddling provides a huge source of secret income. The beginning of the 21st century has witnessed an increase in the use of drugs in Europe and North America especially for Cocaine and Marijuana. Drug trafficking, today is one of the most sort after trades and many business tycoons are directly or indirectly related to it.

Drug trade is directly linked to crimes such as murder especially in the developing countries. Highly addictive drugs are very expensive and so there are many who commit crimes like robberies, burglaries and shop lifting in order to support their addiction. Amongst the drugs that are widely peddled, Heroin, because of its high cost per volume is imported into the U.S. more than what it was before and even if the smuggling of it can lead to harsh penalties such as death sentenced or life imprisonment, it is still carried out successfully. Meth is also a popularly peddled drug and can be used in the form of injections as well as inhaled through test-tube fashioned into a pipe or by being vaporized on an Aluminum foil.
Another strong drug that is manufactured illicitly in laboratories is Temazepam. It is manufactured through chemical altercation and is widely abused especially in the U.K. in the form of prescription drugs. There are many more such dangerous drugs that are peddled and traded all across the world leading to drastic effects on society. It can have no positive effects other than creating a breed of people who are susceptible to violence and crime. The world needs enterprising young people and not drug peddlers and something must be done to make people aware that National Service matters to the people’s welfare while crime can only hurt.

The role of the court in drug peddling

It is distressing to see that the narcotics court is over burdened with cases related to drugs, prisons are filled with those who have abused drugs and thus resorted to violence as well as drug peddlers. Resources that are created for helping such cases are either insufficient or unavailable and many of these relate to the young people. There is an urgent need for intervention in all cases related to drugs, ranging from addiction to peddling and along with the legal penalties, it is important for educationists to step in and make an effort, even if the results are not far-fetched, to bring in a revolutionary change in the ideas of the youth so that drug abuse can be curbed.