18/10 Morocco police seize over one tonne of cocaine in Tangier port -statement. The ship departed from Brazil and was heading to the ports of Antwerp in Belgium and Portbury in the UK, the police said in a statement.
19/10 Senegal seizes record 2 tonnes of cocaine off Atlantic coast. The 2,026 kilos of cocaine were found on a ship 363 km off the coast by naval forces backed by air support from the French air force, the navy said in a statement. Drug smugglers typically use West Africa as a transshipment point for cocaine en route from South America to Europe.
19/10 EUROPOL: F-gases worth more than € 10 million seized in a week. Between 20 and 25 September 2021, Europol supported a Joint Inspection Week targeting the trafficking of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases). Conducted within the framework of EMPACT, the inspections focused on the identification of possible illicit imports of F-gases into the European Union, the detection on illicit F-gases placed on the EU market, and their importers.
20/10 State Department wants to disrupt Colombian coca harvest with drones. The State Department is on the search for a small business that can supply drones with spraying capabilities to help wipe out coca cultivation throughout the nation of Colombia.
20/10 Belgian police break two tonne cocaine gang. Belgian officials announced Monday they had broken up a cocaine smuggling gang, arresting 27 people in a series of raids during which they seized drugs, guns and luxury goods – including horses.
21/10 Police seize record 5.2 tonnes of cocaine off Portuguese coast. The 5.2 tonne cocaine seizure, with an estimated street value of 200 million euros, was discovered within 183 bales stowed away on the 23.44-meter-long sailboat running the Spanish colors. The vessel was detained by the Portuguese Navy approximately 200 nautical miles southwest off the Portuguese coast.
24/10 NDLEA intercepts 2,060kg heroin, other drugs in 6 states. Drugs seized included heroin, methamphetamine, Indian hemp, tramadol and Rohypnol.
24/10 Colombian kingpin ‘Otoniel’ arrested in ‘biggest blow to drug trafficking since fall of Pablo Escobar’. Saturday’s operation, named Osiris, involved more than 500 members of Colombia’s special forces and 22 helicopters, according to defence minister Diego Molano. The operation, which resulted in the death of one police officer, brought to an end years-long efforts to find Otoniel.