Bosnia and EU launch joint anti-drug campaign

Bosnia and EU launch joint anti-drug campaign
Bosnia and EU launch joint anti-drug campaign

Police officers will tour Bosnian schools to alert young people about the dangers of drug abuse in addition to round-table discussion between authorities and the public, she said.

Drugs and weapons smuggling, along with human trafficking, had boomed in Bosnia since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, in part due to a lack of border controls and weak judicial systems. Many smugglers use Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia as transit points for reaching Western Europe, the AP reports.

Smuggling in Bosnia has also become prevalent because of the peace agreement that ended the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, leaving the country divided into a Bosnian Serb mini-state and a Muslim-Croat Federation. Each have their own, poorly-funded police force and they lack coordination.