Intelligence is the act of sound understanding, planning, learning, self-awareness, creativity, and provision of a solution to a particular problem (Wang, 2015). Due to the parallel and conflicting duties, counter narcotic and the narcotic traffickers must source good information from each other’s backyard hence sufficient intelligence. Furthermore, the effectiveness of the intelligence may largely depend on the resources deploy, experience and inclusive strategies for the respective group.
Data and information acquisition: it is worth noting that counter-narcotics agencies tend to have more value for intelligence reduce the issue of drug activities. This necessitates the need for reliable information sources. The drugs peddlers also need relevant to avoid being trapped by the law while carrying their noxious activities (Atkinson, 2015). Sourcing of information from friends and drug barons in these agencies is vital for their operations. On the other hand, the agencies do investigations various drug networks, which are disseminated to particular branches for effectiveness.
The resource support: both drug traffickers and counter-narcotic agencies offer resources, which are pivotal to their successful operations (Atkinson, 2015). In the case of drug dealers, the resources aid in finding markets, transportation and sourcing intelligence from the police. In addition, the counter-narcotic agencies require the resources to do their due diligence on the drug traffickers.
Source of information and location: the counter-narcotic agencies intelligence relies on various sources of information. The drug barons have devised ways that prevent them from being arrested by the police. In addition, the drug dealers main rely on the information from admission police (Wang, 2015). On the other hand, the police acquire information from their agents who at times might act as the drug dealers.
Wang, P. (2015). East Asian Intelligence and Organized Crime: An Introduction. East Asian Intelligence and Organized Crime: China-Japan-North Korea-South Korea-Mongolia.
Atkinson, L. R. (2015). Regulating the surveillance state, upstream and down: a law & economics approach to the intelligence framework and proposed reforms. Stan. J. Int’l L., 51, 1.