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Townsend, Dorn. 2009 ‘The Drug Trade and Guns.’ No Other Life: Gangs, Guns, and Governance in Trinidad and Tobago; Working Paper No. 8, p. 23. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 December

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The drug trade and guns…

Cargoes of drugs occasionally are accompanied by supplies of firearms intended to be used for protection by dealers in these drugs. In some cases, illegal guns are used as a form of payment (Forbes, 2008, p. 7). Many of these weapons are made in the United States (UNODC and World Bank, 2007, p. 4).

Sources cited:

Forbes, Francis. 2008. 'Combating Illicit SALW Trafficking: The CARICOM Experience.' Presentation to the Synergy Conference for Regional Organizations on Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on SALW. Brussels, May.

UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) and World Bank. 2007. 'Guns and Crime: A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago.' In Crime, Violence, and Development: Trends, Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean, ch. 9. Washington, DC: World Bank. March.

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