Illicit Drugs and Peace

26 April 2021 Briefs / Conflict Alert

This policy brief argues that the illicit drug economy should be regarded as a strategic concern in the peace process between the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Priorities for action include using drug enforcement as a confidence-building measure, insulating the proposed Bangsamoro police from corruption, providing alternative economic opportunities for poor communities, challenging the sense of impunity among drug criminals, preventing money laundering, and cutting the links between criminals and politicians.

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