Illegal Drug Trade The War on Drugs
By Heinz Duthel
Published: February 1, 2012.
Illegal drug trade
The War on Drugs
The United Nations' Drugs and Crime Tsar Antonio Maria Costa claimed that illegal drug money saved the banking industry from collapse. He claimed he had seen evidence that the proceeds of organised crime were "the only liquid investment capital" available to some banks on the brink of collapse during 2008. He said that a majority of the $352bn (£216bn) of dr