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Malcolm Delevingne

Malcolm Delevingne (1868-1950) was an original member of the League’s Opium Advisory Committee and worked in the British Home Office, and was an expert on the control of narcotic drugs. He believed the key to narcotics control lay in curbing the supply of narcotics. He convinced his colleagues that growers and manufacturers must be forced to cut back production to designated levels. Never gave up on narcotics controls, even after the 1925 Opium Convention he continued to keep pressure on control. He convinced the League of Nations to intervene in 3 conferences (1925: Certificate system- the exporter could only sell to a legit importer. This intended to dry up the flow into the market; 1931: Limited production of manufacturing drugs- illicit factories then began; 1936: Law enforcement issue- this involved the extradition of drug smuggler, and cooperation among countries.) Delevingne continued to take down illicit drug businesses (i.e. Whiffer and Son).


Ross Coomber(1998). The Control of Drugs and Drug Users: Reason Or Reaction?. CRC Press. ISBN 9057021889 chapter 6.

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