06/09 Heroin worth $2.4 million seized in southeastern Turkey. Turkey, a transit route in drug smuggling between Asia and Europe.
07/09 Indian agencies track huge heroin seizure off Sri Lanka. More than 600 kilos of heroin seized, and seven Pakistani nationals arrested.
08/09 Netherlands, Belgium overtake Spain as main gateways into Europe for cocaine. In 2020, cocaine seizures in Antwerp totalled 65.6 tonnes, Europol said in the report. In February, Germany and Belgium made a record seizure of 23 tonnes of the drug, which was hidden in sea containers.
09/09 Cocaine in coffee seized in Colombia, one arrested. The Australian Federal Police have arrested a 41-year-old Spanish national in Wollongong after Colombian authorities seized more than 35 kilos of cocaine bound for Australia.
12/09 Six men arrested in £160m cocaine haul off Plymouth coast. The group were sailing in the Jamaican-flagged Kahu when they were intercepted 80 miles off the coast, in international waters north of Guernsey. The yacht, which had sailed from the Caribbean, was intercepted and boarded by specialist Border Force and NCA officers.
12/09 The Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted over 24,311 kilos of heroin, codeine, Arizona, and Colorado variants of cannabis in fresh drug busts at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, and the Tincan seaport, Apapa, Lagos state.