The nexus between drug markets and gun violence in the European Union


This report discusses the connection between drug trafficking and firearms trafficking, focusing on systemic drug-related gun violence. It also examines the societal impact of this violence within the EU. For those interested in understanding the complex nexus between firearms trafficking, drug trafficking, and the resulting violence, this report provides valuable insights and analysis.

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The nexus between drug markets and gun violence in the European Union

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This Background paper was commissioned under contract CT.22.SAS.0042.1.0 by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) to provide background information to inform and contribute to the drafting of the EU Drug Markets Report. We are grateful for the valuable contribution of the authors.

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