Trafficking In Libya

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Terrorism and Drug Trafficking in Libya: 2000-Present Drug trafficking is seen as one of the most lucrative crimes today, it is seen worldwide and targets countries with many political issues such as a weak government or corruption. Currently, Libya is going through a major drug trafficking difficulty that is causing many complications in the country and garnering strength in the territory through radical terrorist groups. This is directly an effect of the severe political turmoil that Libya has been enduring these past years, through many groups rising to gain power and destabilizing the already weak government.
Political Instability
Libya has had a notorious history of state sponsored terrorism. Muammar Gaddafi, the former state leader
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But, the Libyan government is polluted with unlawful corruption and little progress has been made in trying to catch these criminals (Jawhar, 2017). There have also been many sanctions put forth by countries and institutions as a method to combat trafficking. The United Nations Security Council Committee has been said to have considered imposing sanctions to Libya in an effort to identify and apprehend the individuals and organizations involved in trafficking in Libya (Newton,…show more content…
ISIS has been able to successfully take over the country of Libya in recent years due to the fact that Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011 because of the Arab Spring. The fall of Muammar Gaddafi from government led the way to a country wide civil unrest and a massive rise in tribal warfare. ISIS has been using Libya as a center of operations for their illegal activities. This is because of Libya’s prime geo-political location on the map with easy access to Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. As a result, Isis is generating millions from their illegal drug trade based in Libya. Many attempts have been executed by the Libyan government and foreign entities in an effort to interdict trafficking in Libya, but have been deemed unsuccessful due to the corruption that the country is

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