The challenges towards combating illicit drug trafficking in Tanzania

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2015
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
All human beings are free from any harm including freedom from illicit drug use that are brought through illicit drug trafficking. In order to ensure that freedom, combating illicit drug trafficking is vital. This study aimed to point out the challenges towards combating illicit drug trafficking in Tanzania. Specifically the study sought to examine the challenges faced by illicit drug control institutions during the combating of illicit drug trafficking. It also involves the assessment of government’s efforts to come out from those challenges. The study was conducted in three main places; Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. The sample involved the respondents from illicit drug control institutions namely: Police Force, Immigration Departments, Division of Public Persecutions, Prison Service, and Customs, the Commission for the Coordination of Drugs Control Tanzania, and the National Coordination and Drugs Control Zanzibar. The study employed qualitative approach. Qualitative data were analyzed through content analysis.The study findings revealed that, corruption, geographical position, alteration of concealment methods, recompense, pervert perception over illicit drug business within the community, change of routes, resources scarcity, lack of accurate system on illicit drug control within a country and the absence of official system that enhances cooperative efforts on illicit drugs control between Tanzania Mainland and Tanzania Zanzibar are the leading challenges towards combating illicit drug trafficking. Moreover, the government has been trying to address them but to large extent has proved failure due to persistence of the tragedy
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Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF HV5840.T34M452)
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Drug traffic, Tanzania
Citation
Mgaya, S.I. (2015) The challenges towards combating illicit drug trafficking in Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam