Silent Victims – The Damaging Impact of the UK Drug Trade on the Environment – 25 Bedford Row

Posted November 26th, 2019 in drug trafficking, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Drug trafficking, and tackling it, includes practices which are costly to the UK’s natural habitat—from drug-fuelled deforestation to drug-plant eradication—yet it remains an underexplored issue. A recent study has highlighted the environmental damage caused by the narcotics trade, showing traces of cocaine and other illegal drugs in marine life in UK rivers. Rudi Fortson QC, barrister at 25 Bedford Row and visiting Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, outlines the legislation (or lack of) responsible for protecting the environment against illegal activity and how things could be improved.’

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25 Bedford Row, 7th November 2019