What is the Meaning & Definition of drug trafficking

Drug trafficking is the production and trade of illegal drugs. As and when a drug is a substance that modifies one or more of the functions of the organism, a great number of them can only be indicated by the health professionals, who know their scopes and can use them to heal. In the case of drugs prohibited by the law, its therapeutic use is null or they can lead to more negative consequences than positive. However on the pernicious nature of the illegal drugs, in different countries there are voices in favor of the decriminalization of some of them. The argument in this case is that prohibition only increases the value of drugs, making the traffic of these into a business that would fall down with legality. For their part, opponents of this position argue that the negative implications for the health of those who consume the banned substances would be taken lightly if the law stays on the sidelines. In some countries, such as Argentina, which is in discussion for decriminalization is personal drug use. That is, that could not attributed to those who, for example, cultivated plants of marijuana or coca in their own homes. What would in this case be prohibited is sold or marketed drug to third parties, and much more make this a business, which in some cases becomes a millionaire. In this sense the debate continues.
Prohibited drugs are usually produced in underdeveloped countries, in places with little State presence. In charge of this task are called "posters", which can vary in size, and are true illicit associations. In some places these groups have such power that can rival openly with the forces of the State, while its leaders maintain impunity.
Drug trafficking networks are currently pressing problems of several countries in Latin America like Colombia or Mexico. Is that in addition to the production and marketing of narcotic drugs on a large scale (in large quantities), these associations known as "cartels" are often related or associated networks of mafia that cause (for different reasons) physical attacks people, whether they are or have been involved with the poster in any way (such as cases of adjustments of accounts) or they have also claimed the lives of several innocent people.
In terms of consumer countries, these are primarily those of the first world. When narcotics reach these regions its price has already risen considerably. Therefore, Governments of consumer countries have taken serious measures, creating divisions specially prepared to deal with these problems.
In addition, differences between the drugs used can be distinguished as either developed or developing countries, and these differences lie primarily from what substances are drugs, and I derivadeo this, the damage it can cause, beyond that all drug causes damage, to greater or lesser extent, in the human organism. Drugs like LSD, Popper or "lanzaperfumes", cocaine, marijuana or the achis are popular in developed countries. On the other hand, in underdeveloped countries can found as "popular" to drugs as paco, pasta base, and even some adhesives or homemade mixtures made by people who consume this type of narcotic drugs.
To combat the scourge of drugs it is necessary to understand before it is a problem of great complexity and that needs to be addressed on several fronts, being the use of force only one of them. For example, in the producing countries, many regions have benefited its economy by triggering of the posters, so many simple people see their leaders as benefactors. This example makes it clear that the use of force may be necessary but at the same time insufficient, making it a more global and intelligent vision is required.