The study examined how drug and human
trafficking affect children's development and national
security in Ghana's Accra Metropolitan Assembly. The
study said crime is ubiquitous. The consequence is that
the surge in drug and human trafficking in the Accra
Metropolitan Assembly threatens national security and
development and harms children in the metropolis. The
study used rational choice and routine activity theories
to examine how drug and human trafficking affect child
development and national security. 15 security officials
were stratified and selected for the interpretive
qualitative study. The study findings were analyzed and
presented using thematic analysis to draw appropriate
conclusions. The results demonstrated high drug and
human trafficking throughout the metropolis, especially
in fishing areas. Human trafficking leads to child labor
and street children, which lead to armed organizations.
The study found that drug and human trafficking lead to
an infusion of weaponry into the country, which could
create militant groups that destabilize the country.
Security agencies should increase human and drug
trafficking education through radio and social media.
Social media would instantly share drug and human
trafficking information so individuals could help fix it.