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Introduction

Why write an economics study that discusses drug trafficking and consumption? Of course, intuitively, the word ‘drug’ evokes an image of enormous sums of money, but an economist’s work should not be reduced to an accountant’s inventory of cash flow. The economic approach consists in examining the consequences that drugs circulating on the market have on consumer and dealer behaviour. Effectively, drugs are psychotropics that influence the perception of the individuals who consume them, but they are also forms of merchandise, which are exchanged in the marketplace and have particular characteristics.