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Leaked Paper Reveals UN Split Over War On Drugs

A policeman from an anti-drugs unit checks a package of marijuana, on May 24, 2012, in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca. T
A policeman from an anti-drugs unit checks a package of marijuana, on May 24, 2012, in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca. The Colombian Police seized 8 tons of marijuana in various checkpoints on the roads of the department of Valle del Cauca, southwest of Colombia. AFP PHOTO/Luis ROBAYO (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/GettyImages)

Major international divisions over the global "war on drugs" have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organisation's long-term strategy for combating illicit narcotics.

The draft, written in September and seen by the Observer, shows there are serious and entrenched divisions over the longstanding US-led policy promoting prohibition as an exclusive solution to the problem.

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