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Introduction

  • Javier Guerrero C.
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Abstract

Media, state agents, and most of the academic literature present the dynamics of drug trafficking as a catch-up game, in which smugglers are always a step ahead. The diversity of technologies and practices used by drug traffickers are considered as game changers in favour of criminals. The author argues that such interpretations are the result of snapshot of the most newsworthy strategies deployed by drug traffickers and side-lines the many mundane and prosaic practices and technologies used by both the drug smugglers and law enforcement agencies and military in the War on Drugs. Bringing to the fore the co-evolving character of technologies used by drug smugglers and state agencies will help avoid asymmetrical views on drug trafficking.

Keywords

War on Drugs Drug trafficking Drug smuggling technologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Guerrero C.
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  1. 1.School of Arts and HumanitiesInstituto Tecnológico MetropolitanoMedellínColombia

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