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Mozambique's extensive coastline facilitates drug trafficking
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Is Mozambique Set to Become Africa’s Next Hub for LatAm Cocaine?

A recent report has highlighted the increasing role of the East African nation Mozambique in the international drug trade, adding weight to warnings that the...
Police display 7 ton cocaine haul in Cartagena
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Caribbean Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise: US Officials

The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US officials, adding weight to the...
The seizure at the port of Cartagena, Colombia
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Colombia Seizes ‘Historic’ 7 Tn Cocaine Load Destined for Europe

Authorities in Colombia have seized a record seven ton shipment of cocaine destined for the Netherlands in the northern Caribbean port of Cartagena, a haul likely...
Two members of the gang with the seized drugs
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Paraguay Cocaine Bust Shows Evolution of Local Org Crime

Authorities in Paraguay have dismantled a national criminal group and seized 309 kilos of cocaine destined for Brazil perhaps onto Africa, evidence of the growing...
Brazil's Port of Santos
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Massive Cocaine Seizure in Brazil Port Sign of PCC’s Influence

Authorities in Brazil have attributed nearly four tons of internationally destined cocaine seized in a major port to the PCC criminal group, in a further sign of...
Police in Italy with the recovered drugs
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Italy Cocaine Bust Another Case of Venezuela Military Complicity

Authorities in Venezuela have detained three security officials linked to a cocaine haul in Italy involving the former secretary of ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio...
Fisherman in Manabi, Ecuador
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Ecuador’s Cocaine Pirates: Part II

In the second of this two-part series, authors Alejandra S. Inzunza and Pablo Ferri write about the impact of foreign crime and cocaine transit on the province of...
Off the coast of Manta, Ecuador
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Ecuador’s Cocaine Pirates: Part I

Ecuador has become a maritime drug transfer point for traffickers from Mexico and Colombia. The fishing boats are hijacked or used as service stations, and the...