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The Jehoshua Novels

Drug Trade Big Enough To Be G20 Member

If you had any doubt that the War On Drugs has been a massive failure:

“If the drug trade were a country, it would have the 19th largest economy in the world. In 2005 the UN estimated that the illegal drug trade is worth more than $320 billion. If currently illegal drugs were taxed at rates comparable to those on alcohol and tobacco they would yield $46.7 billion in tax revenue.”

By the way, does anyone believe for even an instant that our rich financiers, politicians and generals in drug-producing areas aren’t getting their cut of that very lucrative pie somehow?

Bonus Read: The James Bond Banker and the Killer Bag Lady: who really killed CIA financier Nick Deak, who was also implicated in laundering hundreds of millions for Columbia’s cartels?

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