15/11 Narcotics trafficker extradited from Colombia to face international cocaine distribution charges. Fabian Emilio Zapata Taborda is allegedly responsible for supplying cocaine to the Clan del Golfo and other drug trafficking organizations.
16/11 Italian police break up drug smuggling ring tied to Calabria mob. Over 100 people were arrested in Italy as members of a mafia ring that smuggled drugs from Latin America and infiltrated businesses in southern and northern Italy.
17/11 Nigeria: 15 Million Nigerians Consume Illicit Drugs – Marwa. The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa, has said that 15 million Nigerians indulge in the consumption of illicit drugs.
18/11 Innovative approach needed to curb transnational and organised crimes – Dery. Mr Ambrose Dery, Ghanaian Minister of Interior has called on the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) to develop innovative ways to curb transnational and organised crime within the region.
20/11 Boca Chica, Dominican Republic: Two persons arrested, 318 packages of presumed cocaine seized. Agents of the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD), with the support of State intelligence agencies and under the coordination of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, seized 318 packages, presumably cocaine, in an inspection operation in the municipality of Boca Chica, Santo Domingo province.
20/11 Afghan heroin flooding global markets, motivating narco-terrorism. After the Taliban assumed power in Kabul, a fresh threat has emerged and that is heroin from Afghanistan, which has started flooding global markets and motivating narco-terrorism, making a severe threat to peace, a report said.