Organized crime and drug trafficking major threats to international peace and security unodc head tells security council 23 november 2011 unodc executive director yury fedotov today called for coordinated and concerted efforts to address the threat of transnational organized crime. Drug trafficking organizations in mexico pose perhaps the second greatest threat to us security on the part of todays actors involved in the global drug trade. Key words drug trafficking organizations national policy violence national security international security introduction on 29 january 2014 james clapper director of national intelligence for the us listed organized crime as one of the top ten threats to the us for 2014 2015 clapper 2014. For example high level elected officials and security personnel were found to be involved in a range of cocaine and heroin trafficking seizures in the late 2000s indicating that both formal and traditional governance and security systems of many west african countries are at risk from international drug trafficking cartels
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