These Astonishing Maps Show How Hard Drugs are Produced and Sold Around the World Staff
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 10:18 AM
Despite drastic punishments for drug dealing, up to and including death in many countries, the worldwide illegal drug trade continues to flourish. While governments invest vast sums of taxpayers' money in fighting a so-called "war" on drugs, one glance at the size and scope of the drug business suggests it may always be for almost 1% of the world's financial revenue, with the cocaine trade alone boasting an annual turnover of around $85 billion — all tax free.

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