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Time to declare peace in the worlds longest running war

Drawing on his experience from the frontline, former undercover cop Neil Woods explains the costs of the policy of drug prohibition.

Follow Neil on @wudzee0 Neil Woods is a former Detective Sergeant and undercover operative and is now Chairman of LEAP UK, and a board member of LEAP in the USA. LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership) is a U.N. accredited international organisation composed of law enforcement figures, military and policy influencers who campaign for evidence-based drug policy.

Having spent 23 years in Derbyshire Constabulary, Neil was on the frontlines as a drugs undercover operative over fourteen years. He also developed tactics and the training for other undercover officers. He later became a Detective Sergeant with Derbyshire CID whilst acting as a board member of the Drugs Expert Witness and Valuation Association (DEWVA). Neil is a regular in the media, discussing drugs and drug policy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at