07/02 Ammunition seized in Dakar from a Guyanese ship. The Eolika, a cargo ship flying the Guyanese flag, was detained in the port of Dakar. When the authorities searched the vessel, three containers of Italian-made ammunition worth an estimated $5 million were seized. https://allafrica.com/stories/202202080183.html
07/02 The discovery of a torture chamber used by drug gangs. Seized in 2020, and brought to light as part of a cartel trial in Rotterdam, the discovery of a soundproof torture container allegedly used by a drug gang is a reminder to cocaine users in the Netherlands and neighbouring countries of the consequences of their habits, according to a Dutch prosecutor.
08/02 Violence escalates in Latin America due to drug trafficking. Most countries in Latin America saw a rise in murders in 2021, according to data published last week by InSight Crime Many are quick to blame the violence on the machinations of drug gangs.
11/02 Spanish police bust drugs ring ‘simulating orca attacks’ to aid smuggling into ports. Spanish police have dismantled an alleged drug trafficking ring that simulated boat damage, and even orca attacks, to get towed into ports and smuggle in hashish.
11/02 Drug Trafficking, a Driving Force behind Environmental Degradation in the Peruvian Amazon. The illegal cultivation of coca leaves has expanded in the Peruvian Amazon in recent years, causing deforestation and violence.
12/02 Illegal arms trafficking routes and customs control in Nigeria. An arrestee in Sokoto made a shocking revelation by disclosing the alleged purchase of gun truck worth N28.5 million for one a terrorist leader in Sokoto state. The question raised is how terrorists can sneak in arms into the country without being detected by customs and immigration officials.